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MEDFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, MA 




the CENfEQLat Medfietd 



Town Of Medfield 

Annual Town Report 



Medfield Public Library 

468 Main St. 

Medfield, MA 02052-2096 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2008 



In January 2007 construction began on a new Adult Community Center with 
funding appropriated by Town Meeting. After a lengthy construction season the 
newly named CENTER at Medfield opened its doors with a grand opening 
celebration and dedication on January 6, 2008. The brand new 8,000 square foot 
facility is located at One Ice House Road off of West Street. The CENTER at 
Medfield is now the permanent home to the Council on Aging. In addition the 
CENTER provides municipal meeting space and is available for function rental. 
The fee for the rental helps to offset the operational cost of the building thereby 
reducing the burden on the taxpayer. 

The CENTER at Medfield is now the location for all local, state and national 
elections for the residents of Medfield. 



Cover Photograph by Seymour Levy. 



Printed by 

The Countrty Press, Inc. 

www.countrypressinc.com 



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358 Anniversary 



ANNUAL REPORT 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/annualreports2008medf 



DEDICATION 




In an age when people change jobs at the drop of a hat, when everyone is from 
someplace else, going someplace else, it is good to reflect on a time when life 
was more stable, when people were bom, lived and died in the same community; 
when friendships were lifelong and a job was not just a job, but a life-shaping 
opportunity. 

This year, George DeVenanzi, a mechanic with the Public Works Department, 
retired after a career with the Town of Medfield that spanned nearly seven 
decades. In 1940, as a fourteen year-old, he began working for the Cemetery 
Department, and several years later he transferred to the Highway Department, 
where he worked until his retirement. George also served the Town as a call 
firefighter for forty-four years, including eleven years as a lieutenant. Throughout 
his tenure with the Town, George was a loyal, dedicated and cheerful employee, 
who loved his family, his Town, his friends and his co-workers. He always had a 
smile on his face and a cheerful word or two for everyone he met. 

Having worked for the Town of Medfield for almost sixty-nine years, he was 
certainly among the longest serving employees in the country. But it was not just 
the quantity of service that he rendered; it was also the quality of service for 
which we honor him by dedicating the 2008 Annual Town Report to 

George DeVenanzi 



So if by chance, you are walking or driving up Brook Street and you see George 
sitting in his yard, or walking his dog, give him a wave and a smile. 



IN MEMORIAM 



Elmer O. Portmann, Jr. 

Permanent School Building and Planning Committee 

1991-1999 

Warrant Committee 

1973 - 1980 

Landfill Site Selection and Study Committee 

1976-1979 

Meeting House Pond Committee 

1975-1976 



Paul J. Williamson 

Human Resources Director 

1998-2003 

Personnel Board 

1988-1991 

Collective Bargaining 

1987-1991 



SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES 
FOR MEDFIELD 



STATE 






Senator in General Court 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth 

District 

James E. Timilty 

State House Room 518 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617) 722-1222 

james.timilty@state.ma.us 

Representative in General Court 

13* Norfolk District, Precinct 1 & 2 

Lida Harkins 

State House Room 343 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617) 722-2230 

Rep. LidaHarkins@hou. state.ma.us 

Representative in General Court 

9th Norfolk District, Precinct 3 & 4 

Richard Ross 

State House Room 237 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-2305 

Richard.ross@state.ma.us 



Governor's Councillor 

2 nd District 
Kelly A. Timilty 
State House Room 184 
Boston, MA 02133 

(617)727-2795 



FEDERAL 






U.S. Representative to Congress, 9 th District 
Stephen F. Lynch 

88 Black Falcon Avenue, Suite 340 
Boston, MA 02210 
(617)428-2000 
stephen.lynch@mail.house.gov 

United States Senator 

Edward M. Kennedy 

2400 J.F.K. Federal Building 

Boston, MA 02203 

(617)565-3170 

senator@kennedy.senate.gov 

United States Senator 

John F. Kerry 

1 Bowdoin Square 

Boston, MA 021 14 

(617)565-8519 

j ohn kerry @kerry . senate . gov 



10* Floor 



FACTS ABOUT MEDFIELD 



Incorporated 


1651 




Population 


12,836 as of December 31, 2008 




County 


Norfolk 




Size 


14.43 square miles 




Miles of Highway 


74.72 




Elevation 


180 feet above sea level at the Town House 




Registered Voters 


8,451 as of December 31, 2008 






Democrats 


1,756 




Republicans 


1,464 




No Party or Designation 


5,193 




Other 


38 


Government 


Board of Selectmen 





Official Notices 



Annual Town Election is the last Monday in March 
Open Town Meeting is the last Monday in April 

All Town Board and Commission meetings are posted on 
the Town House bulletin board 



Tax Rate 



Taxes Due 

Town House Hours 

Library Hours 



Transfer Station 
Hours 



12.80 per thousand of assessed valuation (7/01/07- 

6/30/08) 

13.85 per thousand of assessed valuation (7/01/08- 

6/30/09) 

August 1 st , November 1 st , February 1 st , and May 1 st 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 
Thursday, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM 
Friday, 8:30 AM to 1 :00 PM 

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Sunday, Closed 



Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM 



ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS 



Elected Officials 

Moderator 

Scott F. McDermott 

Town Clerk 

Carol A. Mayer 

Board of Selectmen 

Osier L. Peterson 
Ann B. Thompson 
Mark L. Fisher 

Board of Assessors 
Francis W. Perry 
Bruce J. Beardsley 
R. Edward Beard 



Stephen Farrar 2008 

Thomas A. Caragliano 2009 

2008 Eileen Murphy 2010 
S. Anthony Burrell 2010 

2009 Housing Authority 

Lisa Donovan 2008 

Leo J. Surette 2008 

2009 Richard D. Jordan, deceased 2009 

20 1 L - Paul Galante, Sr. 20 1 

20 1 1 Valerie A. Mariani, state appt. 20 1 1 

Trust Fund Commissioners 

2008 H. Tracy Mitchell 2008 

2009 Georgia Colivas 2009 

20 1 Richard Small 20 1 



School Committee 

Susan C. Cotter 2008 

Debra Noschese 2008 

Susan L. Ruzzo 2009 

Timothy J. Bonfatti 20 1 

Carolyn P. Casey 2010 

Trustees of the Public 
Library 

John Bankert 2008 

Isabella Parker 2008 

Maura Y. McNicholas 2009 

Jane M. Ready 2009 

James J. Whalen 2010 

Robert Luttman 2010 

Planning Board (5 Years) 

Wright Dickinson 2008 

Elissa G. Franco 2009 

George N. Lester 2010 

Stephen J. Browne 20 1 1 

Keith Diggans 2012 

Park and Recreation 
Commissioners 

Lisa Louttit 2008 



Appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen 
Fire Chief 

William A. Kingsbury 2010 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 2009 

Sergeants 

John L. Mayer 2009 

John W. Wilhelmi 2009 

Ray M. Burton 2009 

Daniel J. Burgess 2009 

Lorna C. Fabbo 2009 

Police Officers 

Larz C. Anderson 2009 

Eric Bazigian, resigned 2009 

Michelle Bento 2009 

Andrew D. Clark, resigned 2009 

Christine DiNatale 2009 

Robert G. Flaherty 2009 

Dana P. Friend 2009 

John D. Geary 2009 

Stephen H. Grover 2009 

Thomas M. LaPlante 2009 



James O'Neil 
Wayne Sallale 


2009 
2009 


Town Administrator 

Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 



Field Driver and Fence Viewer 

Walter Tortorici 2009 



Animal Control Officer 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 



2009 



Treasurer/Collector 

Georgia K. Colivas 



2009 



Superintendent of Public Works 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 



Inspector of Animals 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 



2009 



Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 



Town Accountant 




Joy Ricciuto 


2009 


Town Counsel 




Mark G. Cerel 


2009 


Board of Health (3 years) 




Laura Einbinder 


2009 


Marcia Aigler 


2009 


Elizabeth Dorisca 


2010 


Melissa Stuart 


2010 


Kathleen Schapira 


2011 



Cemetery Commissioners (3 years) 

Thomas Sweeney 2009 

Marshall Chick 2010 

AlManganello 2011 

David Temple, Associate 2009 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 
(3 years) 

Jeremy Marsette 2009 

Gary A. Lehmann 20 1 

Marc R. Tishler 2011 

Neil D. Mackenzie, Assoc 2009 

Superintendent of Insect Pest 
Control 

Edward M. Hinkley 2009 



Tree Warden 

Edward M. Hinkley 



Pound Keeper 




Jennifer Shaw Gates 


2009 


Inspection Department 




Walter Tortorici, Local inspector 

ofBldgs 


2009 


John Mahoney, Asst. Building 


2009 


Joseph Doyle, Alternate Building 


2009 


Peter Navis, Gas, Asst. 

Plumbing 


2009 


John A. Rose, Jr., Plumbing, 
Asst. Gas 


2009 


John F. Fratolillo, Asst. Plumb., 
Asst. Gas 


2009 


James J. Leonard, wiring 

Inspector 


2009 


Joseph Wallace, Asst. Wiring 


2009 


Joseph F. Erskine, Asst. wiring 


2009 


William F. McCarthy, Asst. 

Wiring 


2009 


Peter Diamond, Asst. wiring 


2009 


Official Greeter of the Town 




Joseph E. Ryan 


2009 



Official Historian 

Richard P. DeSorgher 



2009 



2009 



Official Keepers of the Town Clock 

Marc R. Tishler 2009 

David P. Maxson 2009 

Board of Registrars (3yr) 

L. David Alinsky 2009 

Roberta A. Kolsti 2009 



William H. Dunlea, Jr. 


2010 


Patricia A. Rioux 


2009 


Veterans' Service Officei 


(Syr) 


Mary L. Solari 


2009 


G. Marshall Chick 


2009 


Sally Wood 


2009 






Sandra Cronin 


2009 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 






(Syr) 




Special Police Officers 




Michael J. Clancy 


2009 


Leo Acerra (Minis) 


2009 






Paul J. Adams (Miiiis) 


2009 


Measurer of Wood and Bark 


George Bent (Norfolk) 


2009 


(Syr) 




Dale Bickford (Minis) 


2009 


Michael J. Clancy 


2009 


Herbert Bun- 


2009 






Ray M. Burton, III 


2009 


Public Weigher (S years) 




Jonathan M. Caroll (Norfolk) 


2009 


Michael J. Clancy 


2009 


Jon Cave 


2009 






Ryan Chartrand (Norfolk) 


2009 


Constables and Keepers of the 


Sandra Cronin 


2009 


Lockup 




William J. Davis (Norfolk) 


2009 


Daniel J. Burgess 


2009 


Thomas G. Degnim (Norfolk) 


2009 


Ray M. Burton, Jr. 


2009 


Robert A. Dixon 


2009 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2009 


Louis DrOSte (Norfolk) 


2009 


Robert B. Flaherty 


2009 


William J. Dwyer (Minis) 


2009 


Dana P. Friend 


2009 


David J. Eberle (Norfolk) 


2009 


John D. Geary 


2009 


Leo Either (Norfolk) 


2009 


John F. Gerlach 


2009 


Glen R. Eykel (Norfolk) 


2009 


Stephen H. Grover 


2009 


Edgardo Feliciano, Jr. 


2009 


Thomas M. LaPlante 


2009 


Lawrence J. Fleming 


2009 


Albert J. Manganello 


2009 


Nathan Fletcher (Norfolk) 


2009 


John L. Mayer 


2009 


Susan Fornaciari (Norfolk) 


2009 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2009 


Robert Forsythe (Norfolk) 


2009 


Patricia A. Rioux 


2009 


Terence Gallagher (Norfolk) 


2009 


Thomas A. Tabarani 


2009 


John Gerlach 


2009 


Christine DiNatale 


2009 


Barry Glassman 


2009 


John W. Wilhelmi 


2009 


Thomas Hamano 


2009 


Kevin W. Robinson 


2009 


Timothy Heinz (Norfolk) 


2009 


Larz C. Anderson 


2009 


John Holmes (Norfolk) 


2009 






David Holt (Norfolk) 


2009 


Police Matrons 




Robert Hoist (Norfolk) 


2009 


Jessie A. Erskine 


2009 


Richard D. Hurley 


2009 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2009 


Winslow Karlson III (Norfolk) 


2009 


Sandra Cronin 


2009 


Paul Kearns 


2009 


Jennifer A. Shaw Gates 


2009 


Stephen Kirchdorfer 


2009 


Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2009 


James C. Kozak (Norfolk) 


2009 


Elisabeth T. Mann 


2009 


Robert LaPlante 


2009 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2009 


James Lopez (Millis) 


2009 


Audra Wilhelmi 


2009 


Peter Lown (Norfolk) 


2009 



Robert Maraggio (Millis) 


2009 


Paul Kearns 


2009 


Kristofer Maxant (Minis) 


2009 


Richard D. Hurley 


2009 


Chris MaClure (Norfolk) 


2009 


Steven Krichdorfer 


2009 


David R. McConnell (Norfolk) 


2009 


Charles A. Morreale 


2009 


Peter McGowan (Minis) 


2009 


John L. Parsons 


2009 


Nicholas Meleski (Millis) 


2009 


Donald W. Reed 


2009 


Robert Miller (Norfolk) 


2009 


Wayne A. Sallale 


2009 


Paul J. Murphy (Norfolk) 


2009 


Richard D. Strauss 


2009 


Linda Meyers (Millis) 


2009 


James Wells 


2009 


Robert Nedder 


2009 


Sally Wood 


2009 


Peter Opanasets (Minis) 


2009 






John Panciaocco 


2009 


Traffic Supervisors 




Stephen Plympton (Norfolk) 


2009 


William Fitzpatrick 


2009 


Amanda Prata (Norfolk) 


2009 


John T. Garvey 


2009 


Thomas Quinn (Millis) 


2009 


Jennifer A. Gates 


2009 


Kevin Roake (Norfolk) 


2009 


John F. Gerlach 


2009 


Wayne Sallale 


2009 


Mary V. Gillis 


2009 


Christina Sena (Norfolk) 


2009 


Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2009 


Viriato Sena (Norfolk) 


2009 


Richard D. Hurley 


2009 


Robert Shannon (Norfolk) 


2009 


George W. Kingsbury 


2009 


Paul Smith (Millis) 


2009 


Robert T. LaPlante 


2009 


Christopher Soffayer (Minis) 


2009 


Elisabeth T. Mann 


2009 


Charles Stone (Norfolk) 


2009 


William H. Mann 


2009 


Richard Strauss 


2009 


John Nash 


2009 


Thomas Tabarini 


2009 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2009 


Domenic Tiberi (Millis) 


2009 


Patricia A. Rioux 


2009 


Eric Van Ness (Norfolk) 


2009 


Mary L. Solari 


2009 


Mark Vendetti 


2009 


Richard Strauss 


2009 


Robert P. Vitale 


2009 


Thomas E. Tabarini 


2009 


James Wells 


2009 


Renata Walter 


2009 


Audra Wilhelmi 


2009 






Ryan Wilhelmi 


2009 


Affordable Housing Committee 


Sally Wood 


2009 


Bonnie Wren-Burgess 


2009 






Charles H. Peck 


2009 


Emergency Management Agency 


Diane L. Maxson 


2009 


Ray M. Burton, Director 


2009 


Stephen M. Nolan 


2009 


Arline F. Berry 


2009 


Joseph Zegarelli 


2009 


Scott Brooks 


2009 


John W. McGeorge 


2009 


Ray M. Burton III 


2009 


Jeffrey Hanson 


2009 


Jon R. Cave 


2009 


Fred Bunger 


2009 


Norma Cronin 


2009 


Kristine Trierweiler, Ex Officio 


2009 


Sandra Cronin 


2009 


Ann B. Thompson, Ex officio 


2009 


Barry Glassman 


2009 






Neil I. Grossman 


2009 


Council on Aging 




Thomas S. Hamano 


2009 


Neil DuRoss 


2009 



Virginia Whyte 


2009 


David J. Noonan 


2009 


Louis Fellini 


2010 


Conservation Commission (Syr) 


Patricia Shapiro 


2010 


Robert Kennedy, Jr. 


2009 


Kathleen Kristoff 


2011 


Bruce Redfield 


2009 






Marie Zack Nolan, resigned 


2010 


Americans with Disabilities 




Ralph Parmigiane 


2010 


Compliance Review Committee 


Robert Aigler, 


2010 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2009 


Deborah Bero 


2011 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Michael Perloff 


2011 


Frederick A. Rogers 


2009 


Philip J. Bun- 


2011 


Tina Costentino 


2009 


Constables for Election 




Board of Appeals on Zoning 




Carol A. Mayer 


2009 


Stephen M. Nolan 


2009 






Robert F. Sylvia 


2010 


Contract Compliance Officer 


Russell J. Hallisey 


2011 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Charles H. Peck, Assoc (l) 


2009 






Thomas M. Reis, Assoc (1) 


2009 


Economic Dev. Commission (3 yr) 


Douglas C. Boyer, Assoc (1) 


2009 


John T. Harney 


2009 






Charles Peck 


2009 


Medfield Cultural Council 




Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Ron Gustavson 


2009 


Paul E. Hinkley 


2010 


Lucinda Davis 


2009 


Joseph Scier 


2011 


Jean Mineo 


2009 


Patrick Casey 


2011 


Isabella Wood 


2009 






Patricia Pembroke 


2009 


Representative to Regional 




William F. Pope 


2010 


Hazardous Waste Committee 


i 


Jane Ready 


2011 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2009 


David Temple 


2011 






Diane Wanucha 


2011 


Capital Budget Committee 








Mark Fisher 


2009 


Charles River Natural Storage 


Donald H. Harding 


2009 


Area Designees 




Osier L. Peterson 


2009 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2009 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2009 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Timothy P. Sullivan 


2009 






Charles Kellner 


2009 


Collective Bargaining Team 








Osier Peterson 


2009 


Emergency Medical Services 




Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2009 


Response Committee 




Mark Fisher 


2009 


David Binder, M.D. 


2009 


Rachel Brown 


2009 


William A. Kingsbury 


2009 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2009 


Joan M. Kiessling 


2009 






Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2009 


Community Gardens Committee 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Leonard C. Haigh 


2009 


Ann B. Thompson 


2009 



Emergency Planning Commission 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 

Edward M. Hinkley 2009 

Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 2009 

William A. Kingsbury 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Ann B . Thompson 2009 

Enforcing Officer for Zoning 

Walter Tortorici 2009 

Enterprise Fund Committee 

Georgia K. Colivas 2009 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Marc R. Tishler 2009 

Kristine Trierweiler 2009 

Joy Ricciuto 2009 



John A. Thompson, Associate 
Clara B. Doub, Associate 

Patricia lafolla Walsh, 



Fair Housing Officer 

Michael J. Sullivan 



2009 



Geographical Information System 


Robert Kennedy, Jr. 


2009 


Sandra H. Frigon 


2009 


Gary A. Lehmann 


2009 


Marie Zack Nolan 


2009 


Michael Perloff 


2009 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Kristine M. Trierweiler 


2009 


Carol A. Mayer 


2009 


Historical Commission (3 yr) 




Daniel Bibel 


2009 


Jonathan Gray 


2009 


Charles Navratil 


2009 


Maria C. Baler 


2010 


Ancelin Wolfe 


2010 


Burgess P. Standley 


2011 


David F. Temple 


2011 


Richard P. DeSorgher, Assoc 


2009 


Deborah Gaines, Associate 


2009 


David R. Sharff, Associate 


2009 


Michael R. Taylor, Associate 


2009 



Associate 



2009 
2009 

2009 



Historic District Commission (3yr) 

Burgess P. Standley 2009 

Michael Taylor 2010 

Barbara Jacobs 20 1 

Connie Sweeney 2011 

David R. Sharff 2011 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Joseph B. Mc Williams, 

resigned 2009 

Rachel Brown 2009 

Selectmen's Insurance Advisory 
Committee 

Peter Moran 2009 

Rachel Brown 2009 

Jane Volden 2009 

Joseph B. Mc Williams, 2009 

resigned 

Employees Insurance Advisory 
Committee 

Nancy Deveno 2009 

Joanne Schmidt 2009 

Paul Norian 2009 

Susan Parker 2009 

Michelle Bento 2009 

John Wilhelmi 2009 

Joy Ricciuto 2009 

Howard Asnes 2009 

Local Auction Permit Agent 

Evelyn Clarke 2009 

Local Water Resource 
Management Official 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 

M edfield MBTA Advisory Board 
Designee 



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Michael J. Sullivan 



2009 



Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council 

Anthony Centore 2009 

Memorial Day Committee 

Donna Dragotakes 2009 

Robert E. Meaney 2009 

William A. Kingsbury 2009 

Jane M. Lomax 2009 

Albert J. Manganello 2009 

William H. Mann 2009 

Ann B. Thompson 2009 

Michelle Doucette 2009 

G. Marshall Chick 2009 

Evelyn Clarke 2009 

Frank Iafolla 2009 

Committee to Study Memorials 

Richard P. DeSorgher 2009 

G. Marshall Chick 2009 

Jane M. Lomax 2009 

David F. Temple 2009 

Frank Iafolla 2009 

Municipal Census Supervisor 

Carol A. Mayer 2009 

Representatives to Neponset 
Watershed Initiative Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Parking Clerk and Hearing Officer 

Carol A. Mayer 2009 

Right-To-Know Coordinator 

William A. Kingsbury 2009 

Radio Tower Study Committee 

David P. Maxson 2009 

Willis H. Peligian 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 



Safety Committee 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Solid Waste Study Committee 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2009 

Kristine Trierweiler 2009 

Ann B. Thompson 2009 

Scott Colwell 2009 

John T. Harney, resigned 2009 

Anthony Centore 2009 

Carl Mellea 2009 

Technology Study Committee 

Alan Joffe 2009 

Gary Lehmann 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Kristine Trierweiler 2009 

Ron Gustavson 2009 

Robert Luttman 2009 

Three Rivers Interlocal Council 
(MAPC) 

Kristine Trierweiler 2009 

Adult Community Center Study 
Committee 

Louis Fellini 2009 

Robert Luttman 2009 

Vincent Lavallee 2009 

Carl Mellea 2009 

Tony Centore 2009 

Elderly Taxation Aid Committee 

Georgia Colivas 2009 

Clara Doub 2009 

Michael J. Sullivan 2009 

Frank Perry 2009 

Roberta Lynch 2009 

Downtown Study Committee 

Robert Dugan 2009 

Brandi Erb 2009 

Robert MacLeod 2009 

Nancy Kelly Lavin 2009 



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Ann Humphrey 


2009 


Debbie Mozer 


2012 


Elyssa Vancura 


2009 


James O'Shaughnessy 


2012 


Frank Perry, Associate 


2009 


Thomas J. Schlesinger 


2012 






Stephen Pelosi 


2009 


Cable TV Contract Negotiating 


Maryalice Whalen 


2012 


Committee 




Joanne Bragg, resigned 


2009 


Clara B. Doub 


2009 


Randy Rogers, resigned 


2009 


Jack McNicholas 


2009 


Mark Fisher, resigned 


2009 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2009 


Mary Wilson, resigned 


2010 






Richard E. Gordet, resigned 


2009 


Appointed bv the 








Treasurer/Collector 




Permanent School Building 


and 


Clara DeVasto 


2009 


Planning Committee 




Meline Karapetian 


2009 


David Binder 


2009 


Diane Adair 


2009 


C. Richard McCullough 


2009 






Keith Mozer 


2009 


Appointed by the Chairman of the 


Timothy J. Bonfatti 


2009 


Selectmen, Chairman of the School 


Susan C. Cotter 


2009 


Committee and the Town 








Moderator 




Appointed bv the Town Moderator, 






Chairman of the Board of 




Vocational School Committee 


t 


Selectmen, and Chairman of the 


Representative 




Warrant Committee 




Karl D. Lord June 30 


,2010 


Personnel Board 




Appointed bv the Fire Chief 




Christine Connelly 


2010 


Charles G. Seavey, Deputy 


2009 


Debra Shuman 


2012 


Thomas Seeley, Captain 


2009 


Rachel Brown, Associate 


2009 


Thomas M. LaPlante, Jr., Lt 


2009 






Richard M. Rogers, Lt 


2009 


Appointed bv the Planning ] 


Board 



Appointed by the Board of Health 

William R. Domey, P.E. 2010 

Nancy Bennotti 2009 



Long Range Planning Committee 

Robert F. Tormey, Jr. 2009 

Peter J. Fellman 2009 

Margaret H. Gryska 2009 

Burgess P. Standley 2009 



Appointed bv the Moderator 




Keith R. Diggans 


2009 


Deputy Moderator 








Conrad J. Bletzer 


2009 


Sign Advisory Board 








Alfred J. Bonoldi 


2009 


Warrant Committee 




Jeffrey Hyman 


2009 


Robert Morrill 


2009 


Thomas D. Erb 


2009 


David Fischer 


2009 


Thomas J. Roycroft 


2009 


James Shannon 


2010 


Matthew McCormick 


2009 


Diane Hallisey 


2012 







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Name 



MEETING SCHEDULE 

Day Time 



Location 



Annual Town 
Election 


Last Monday in March 


6:00 AM to 
8:00 PM 


Center at 
Medfield 


Annual Town 
Meeting 


Last Monday in April 


7:30 PM 


High School 


Appeals Board 


Wednesday as needed 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Board of Assessors 


3 rd Thursday 


7:30 AM 


Town House 


Board of Health 


1 st and 3 rd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Town House 


Cultural Council 


Biannually 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Conservation 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Historical 
Commission 


3 rd Wednesday 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Housing Authority 


2 nd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Tilden Village 


Library Trustees 


2 nd Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Library 


MEMA 


1 st Tuesday 


7:00 PM 


Medfield State 


Park and 
Recreation 


2 nd and 4 th Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Pfaff Center 


Planning Board 


Mondays 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


School Committee 


1 st and 3 rd Monday 
Monthly (July- August) 


7:30 PM 
7:30 PM 


High School 
High School 


Selectmen 


Tuesdays 


7:00 PM 


Town House 


Warrant Committee 


Tuesdays (Nov.-May) 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Water and Sewer 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:00 PM 


Town House 



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DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2008 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Residents of Medfield: 

The Board reorganized for the ensuing year in March and elected Mr. Osier L. 
Peterson Chairman and Ms. Ann B. Thompson Clerk. Mr. Mark Fisher was 
elected by the Townspeople, was the third member of the Board. Welcome to 
new Selectman Mark Fisher. 

Personnel Developments 

The Board of Selectmen would like to recognize George DeVenanzi for his more 
than sixty five years of service in the Department of Public Works. Mr. 
DeVenanzi retired on December 1, 2008. On December 17, 2008 the Board of 
Selectmen declared it George DeVenanzi Day to commemorate his incredible 
number of years of service to the Town. Mr. DeVenanzi was also honored by the 
Norfolk County Retirement Board. We congratulate George on his outstanding 
length of service to the Town and wish him much happiness in his retirement. 

The Board of Selectmen would also like to recognize Dan Brassell, Library 
Director for the Medfield Public Library. Dan retired October 2008. We wish 
Dan much happiness in his retirement and thank him for his care of the library 
during his tenure. 

Medfield State Hospital 

As reported last year the Board of Selectmen accepted the terms of an agreement 
with the Commonwealth for the redevelopment of the Medfield State Hospital 
campus. The plan proposes 440 units of housing to include a mix of senior 
housing, condominiums, apartments and single family homes. The 
Massachusetts state legislature has approved the legislation for the 
redevelopment. The Town is working closely with the Commonwealth's Division 
of Capital Asset Management to set a date for a Special Town Meeting as the site 
will require Town Meeting to rezone the property. The Planning Board has been 
working towards the development of an overlay zoning district that would allow 
for the reuse of the state hospital as laid out in the legislation. The overlay district 
is a zoning change and will require a two-thirds vote of the Special Town 
Meeting. The Board of Selectmen will be scheduling a series of meetings with 
other town departments and residents to provide an overview of the proposed 
plan and proposed zoning change prior to the Special Town Meeting. 

Health Insurance 

In May of 2008 the Board of Selectmen formed the Selectmen's Health Care 
Insurance Advisory Committee to work in conjunction with the Employee's 
Insurance Advisory Committee that is comprised of active employees, a retiree, a 
member of the Personnel Board and Town residents. The Committee is charged 

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with investigating various health care options available to the Town and making 
recommendations to the Board of Selectmen. The goal of the committee is to 
recommend a quality health care option for employees and retirees at a 
reasonable cost. The Committee has met extensively this year and has narrowed 
the list of potential health care vendors to Harvard Pilgrim, the GIC, MIIA and 
the West Suburban Health Group. The Committee will continue to look at plan 
designs and prepare a final bid for early 2009. 

Capital Projects 

During this past year the construction was completed on the new CENTER at 
Medfield. The CENTER held its grand opening and dedication in January, 2008. 
This brand new 8,000 square foot facility is located at One Ice House Road off of 
West Street. In addition to providing services for the Senior population in 
Medfield, the building is available for function rental. The CENTER at Medfield 
is now the location for all local, state and national elections for the residents of 
Medfield. 

The Kingsbury Club sports complex also located on Ice House Road was 
completed this year and held their Grand Opening in November, 2008. The 
Medfield Economic Development Committee has been working closely for 
several years with the owners of the Kingsbury Club. The club is leasing the land 
on Ice House Road from the Town for ninety nine years. 

The Board of Selectmen encourages all residents of the Town to participate in 
town government by volunteering, attending meetings and most importantly to 
vote at town elections and attend the Annual Town Meeting. It is you, the 
residents of Medfield that are the legislative body of our local government. 

The Board of Selectmen would like to acknowledge that it is the generous 
contributions by town employees, committee members and countless volunteers 
who assist the Board of Selectmen and the Town in maintaining our small town 
feel. It is this strong sense of community in our Town that continues to assure 
that Medfield will be a desirable place to live now and in the future. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Osier L. Peterson, Chairman 
Ann B. Thompson, Clerk 
Mark Fisher, Third Member 



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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my 27 th Annual Report for the Public Works Department. 

STREET DEPARTMENT 

Sidewalk Maintenance : Repaired and resurfaced sidewalks on Marlyn Road, 
Colonial Road, Hutson Road, Blacksmith Drive, Pheasant Road, Fox Lane and 
Kaymark Drive, for a total of 15,912 feet. We also reconstructed sidewalks in 
the Pine Grove area. On Miller Street and Pleasant Street dead trees and roots 
were removed and the cement walks were repaired. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The Highway Department constructed a Cross Country Walking Path from 
Harding Street to the State Hospital property; this will allow residents to walk 
from the Harding Street area to McCarthy Park. 

Crack fill : The following streets were crack filled: Main Street, South Street, 
Spring Street, Turner Hill Road, Lakewood Drive, Lakewood Terrace, Green 
Street, Hawthorne Drive, Overfield Drive, Derby Lane, Martingale Lane, Quail 
Run, Snow Hill Lane and Steeplechase Drive. 

Drainage : The Highway Department installed three catch basins and 200 feet of 
12" pipe on Pleasant Street to Curve Street to help resolve drainage problems in 
that area. 

On Forest Street the ongoing flooding problem was resolved by installing a catch 
basin and infiltration system. Four catch basins were removed and rebuilt in 
various locations. 

West Mill Street and Ice House Road were overlaid 1 V" for a total distance of 
2000 ft. In the early Spring of 2008 the Highway Department constructed a 
retaining wall at the High School football field. The project involved the 
removal of a thousand yards of material, the relocation of an existing drainage 
system and constructing a new bleacher system and press booth. Also the field 
and bleachers are now handicapped accessible. 

SNOW: Total snowfall for the year was 86 inches. The Public Works 
Department had a total of 71 call outs. 



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TRANSFER STATION 

The Medfield Highway Department trucked 3270 tons of rubbish to the Millbury 
incinerator. The Mercury Collection Program is on going at the Town Hall. 
Fluorescent bulbs may now be dropped off at the Transfer Station. There is a 
shed in the recycling area for this purpose. Monies received from a state grant 
helped to provide the shed. 



Recycling 




Glass 


132 tons 


Cans 


21.01 tons 


Plastic 


67 tons 


Light Metals 


128 tons 


Newsprint 


389 tons 


Cardboard 


280 tons 


Used Clothing 


15 tons 


Brush Chipped 


2,220 yards 


Leaves/grass 


2,111 yards 


CRT's 


77,720 pounds 


Used Oil 


2,000 gallons 


Fluorescent Bulbs/Lamps 


6,695 


Christmas Trees 


2,000 


Automobile Batteries 


175 


Propane Tanks 


70 



Revenue received from deposit of cans and bottles: $1,634.00 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

The Cemetery personnel continued with the maintenance of the grounds 
including brush removal, dead decaying tree removal, replanting new trees and 
pruning of ornamental trees along with canopy pruning of non-ornamentals. 
Cleanup of the hill beside the State Hospital Memorial was completed. Wood 
chips were added as well as uncovering an old stonewall that had been 
overgrown and buried. Planting of vinca along Main Street and tulips at the main 
entrance was added for additional beautification of the grounds. 

There were 52 internments including 14 cremation burials in 2008; 66 Burial 
plots were sold. 



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WATER DEPARTMENT 

The Medfield Water Department installed 12 new services, replaced five 
hydrants and repaired four service leaks. 

The meter replacement program and conversion to radio read meter system is an 
ongoing project. In 2008, 508 new meters were installed. The radio read system 
increases the efficiency of the water billing. Call the office to set up an 
appointment for meter replacement at 508-359-8505 x 601. 

The Town of Medfield pumped 515.93 million gallons of water in 2008. 

Flushing Program : The Water Department continues to flush the water system 
twice a year in an effort to ensure quality water. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

In 2008 the Wastewater Treatment Plant treated 417,698,000 gallons of sewerage 
from homes and various businesses in town. The flow was treated and 
discharged to the Charles River, with better than 98% removal of impurities. 
267.14 dry tons of sludge was shipped to Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 
incineration. 

During the year there were 49 call outs to the nine Pump Stations and the 
Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

In January the Department of Environmental Protection inspected the Treatment 
Plant and found everything to be in order. 

In April the installation of the SCADA system started, and was activated in May. 
The new system is designed to help the operators monitor the nine pump stations 
and the Wastewater Treatment Plant from remote locations. By October the 
system was fully operational. 

The Town of Medfield received a million dollar 2% loan from the State 
Revolving Fund for Infiltration/Inflow Project. This project will help reduce the 
amount of ground water infiltration into the treatment plant. 

RETIREMENTS 

Congratulations to George DeVenanzi and Charles Grover who both retired in 
2008. Charles Grover served the town as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 46 
years. 

George DeVenanzi had 65 years of service to the Town as Department of Public 
Works mechanic. George was honored by the Norfolk County Retirement 
System as the longest working Public Works employee in the history of Norfolk 
County. The Medfield Board of Selectmen honored George for his long 

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outstanding service by declaring December 17, 2008 as George DeVenanzi Day 
in the Town of Medfield. 

In conclusion, I wish to express appreciation to Administrative Assistant Claire 
O'Neil of the Highway Department and Mary Luciano of the Water and Sewer 
Department. Appreciation is also given to Robert Kennedy Sr. and Robert 
Kennedy Jr., Street Department Foremen, Edward Hinkley, Water and Sewer 
Foreman and Peter lafolla Chief Operator of the Wastewater Treatment Plant as 
well as all the men of the various departments who are to be commended for their 
continuous excellent public service. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Kenneth P. Feeney 
Superintendent of Public Works 



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BOARD OF WATER AND SEWERAGE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Town continued to respond to the water conservation signs keeping the 
consumption within the goals of the program. The Town has ample water 
pumping capacity with wells 1, 2, 3 and 6 available. 

In December 2004 the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 
issued a draft copy of restrictions to the State Pumping Permit that needs to be 
renewed every five years. If fully implemented it would limit withdrawal of 
water to 65 gallons per person per household. Particularly, the pumping levels 
were severely reduced for Well 6 our most important well. It has by far the 
largest capacity and excellent water quality. These new restrictions would 
severely impact quality of life and cost of living in our Town. 

Several reports and comments by consulting hydrologists and the New England 
Water Works Association question the scientific justification of these restrictions. 
They disagree with a wholesale withdrawal limit to solve the alleged stream flow 
reduction. 

A final version of the DEP pumping permits was issued in January 2008. It 
follows the original restrictions outlined above. Together with our neighboring 
communities that also draw water from the Charles River aquifer we will 
implement individual lawsuits challenging the new pumping regulations thus 
preventing the new regulation in its present form taking effect until the lawsuits 
are decided. This could draw out for several years. 

The yearly update to the Storm Water Management Plan has been submitted, as 
required. 

Repair of the old sewer pipes continues on a yearly basis to further reduce the 
inflow/infiltration of storm water into the sewer system. Due to the recent 
installation of new sewer lines the subsurface is settling. This affected a number 
of adjacent cast iron water lines that developed leaks and needed to be repaired. 



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As probably the last sewer line installation, Hatters Hill Road has been 
completed and betterments were issued to abutters. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Marc Tishler, Chairman 
Jeremy Marsette 
Gary A. Lehmann 



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PLANNING BOARD 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

In 2008, the Planning Board approved four Site Plans: 

• "50 Park Street" - expansion of a commercial use on Park Street 

• "Goddard School" - daycare/school at the corner of West Street and 
North Meadows Road (Route 27) 

• "North Street Pocket Neighborhood" - ten residential condominium 
units located between 90 and 96 North Street, five of which are pre- 
existing 

• "Brook Village" - eleven residential condominium units located off 
Brook Street 

"Approval-not-required" plans are those plans necessary to create new lots 
along existing ways, or change lot lines on existing lots, but the plans do not 
rise to the level of a full subdivision approval process. In 2008, the Board 
endorsed two such plans, creating two new lots and redefining two lot lines. 

The Board released three lots on Cole Drive from covenant, and released 
eleven buildable and two non-buildable lots from the previously approved 
Quarry Road Subdivision from covenant. 

The Planning Board held three Scenic Road hearings granting the removal 
and reconstruction of stone walls on Pine Street and North Street. 

In conjunction with the Tree Warden, the Board held one Shade Tree hearing 
denying the removal of trees on Orchard Street. 

TOWN MEETING ACTION 

In Town Meeting action, the Town voted to amend the Zoning Bylaw: 

• requiring change in nonresidential uses be reviewed by the Planning 
Board to determine if the intensity of the changes require a more in 
depth Site Plan Approval by the Board (Section 14.13.1) 

• clarifying that basement areas are intended to be considered in 
calculating the Net Floor Area (Section 2.1.22) 

• allowing Miscellaneous Business Offices and Services in the I-E 
zoning district following Site Plan Approval by the Planning Board 
(Section 5.4.4.12) 

• ratifying and affirming the rezoning of the west side of Park Street 
from Main Street to the end of Lot 82 as shown on Board of 
Assessor's Map 37 (Zoning Map) 



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In addition, the Planning Board sponsored, along with the Water and 
Sewerage Commission, Board of Selectmen, and the Conservation 
Commission, the acquisition of approximately 36 acres of land off Wight 
Street for water supply protection. 

SIGN ADVISORY BOARD 

Under Section 13 of the Town of Medfield Zoning Bylaw t he Sign Advisory 
Board reviews sign applications for their compliance with the Bylaw . The 
Advisory Board also assists applicants in understanding the Sign Bylaw and 
works with them to obtain results in keeping with the character of the Town. 
In addition Sign Advisory Board members make recommendations to the 
Planning Board for changes in the Bylaw . The Board is comprised of both 
local business people and residents. 

The Planning Board would like to thank the Sign Advisory Board for all its 
diligent work. 

OTHER BUSINESS 

The Planning Board continued to work with the Board of Selectmen and the 
Division of Capital Asset Management regarding the disposition of the 
Medfield State Hospital. 

Earth Tech, Inc. continued to provide the engineering services for subdivision 
review and street construction inspections. 

The Planning Board acknowledges the cooperation and assistance of the 
Town Boards and Departments with special thanks to Superintendent of 
Public Works Kenneth P. Feeney, Tree Warden Edward Hinkley and Town 
Counsel Mark G. Cerel. 

Planning Board meetings are generally held on Monday evenings at 8:00 P.M. 
at the Town House. These meetings are open to the public. Appointments 
with the Board must be made by the Thursday noon prior to the meeting. 
Requests for information or appointments should be directed to the Planning 
Board Administrator, Norma Cronin, at the Town House, 508-359-8505, ext. 
645. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George N. Lester, Chairman 
Stephen J. Browne, Vice-Chairman 
Keith R. Diggans, Clerk 
Elissa G. Franco, Member 
Wright C. Dickinson, Member 



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BOARD OF APPEALS ON ZONING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfleld: 

During 2008 the Board of Appeals acted on fourteen applications as follows: 

GRANTED: Four Findings that proposed additions will not intensify the 
existing nonconformity or, in the alternative, will not be 
detrimental to the neighborhood 

Two Findings that the demolition of an existing house and the 
construction of a new one will not intensify the existing 
nonconformity or, in the alternative, will not be detrimental to 
the neighborhood 

One Special Permit to allow a family apaitment 
One Special Permit for a family apartment on a Historic 
Property 

One Special Permit for work in a Watershed Protection 
District 

One Special Permit for a lunch counter 

One Special Permit for work in the Aquifer Protection District 
One Special Permit to allow a Personal Wireless Antenna 
One Special Permit for a recreational use 
One Special Permit for parking in the Downtown Parking 
District 

One amendment to a decision to allow construction of a new 
house 



The Board would also like to express its sincere thanks for all the support and 
consideration it has received this past year from the Town Boards and the 
residents of the Town of Medfleld. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert F. Sylvia, Chairman 
Stephen M. Nolan, Member 
Russell J. Hallisey, Member 
Charles H. Peck, Associate 
Thomas M. Reis, Associate 
Douglas C. Boyer, Associate 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue in December, 2008 approved the 
values set out in the Assessors' annual interim assessment report, resulting in a 
municipal tax rate of $13.85/$ 1,000 for fiscal year 2009. The town tax levy 
commitment, which is primarily the result of monies appropriated at Town 
Meeting, was $31,881,066, amounting to a $1,786,305, or 5.94% increase over 
last year's commitment of $30,094,761. Tax bills were timely mailed in 
December, 2008 for third quarter tax payments. Due to the soft real estate 
market, assessed values of single-family homes in Medfield decreased in value 
an average of 3.4% between January, 2007 and January, 2008. Overall total 
valuations for the town in fiscal year 2009 decreased to $2,301,882,050 from 
$2,351,153,190 in fiscal year 2008. The impact of nearly $50 million in lost 
valuation of existing properties was partially offset by approximately $30 million 
in new growth. 

The 2008 Annual Town Meeting unanimously adopted the Assessors' 
recommendation to increase the dollar amount of personal property tax 
exemption available under law for businesses from $5,000 to $10,000; the 
increased cost of administering small accounts was the basis of the Assessors' 
recommendation. As has been the case for decades, the Board of Selectmen 
adopted the Assessors' recommendation not to split the municipal tax rate; a so- 
called "split rate" would require that a proportionately larger share of the town's 
tax levy be paid by owners of commercial and industrial property. Since 95% of 
Medfield' s assessed real estate is residential, and only 4% is commercial or 
industrial, a split rate would result in minimal benefit to the homeowner as 
compared with a very substantial property tax increase to the business property 
owner. 

In March, 2008, Francis J. Perry was elected to another three-year term on the 
Board of Assessors. 

The Board this year began to revamp the Assessors' website, with the goals of 
making the site more user-friendly, furnishing more local information as well as 
links to external websites, and making maps available to the public in the 
Geographic Information System (GIS) format. The Board wishes to thank 
Deputy Assessor Stan Bergeron for all of his hard work toward improving the 
breadth and quality of data entered into our Patriot software property assessment 



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system, and also thanks Stan and his staff Donna O'Neill and Kathy Mills for 
pulling together the facts, figures, and documentation enabling the Assessing 
Department to fulfill its role as part of Medfield's financial team. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Francis J. Perry, III, Chairman 

Bruce J. Beardsley, Clerk 

R. Edward Beard, Third Member 



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PERSONNEL BOARD 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Personnel Board is comprised of three members appointed by the Town 
Moderator, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and the Chairman of the 
Warrant Committee. The term of office is for three years. The Board is 
responsible for maintaining and administering the Personnel Plan which 
establishes policies and procedures for employees of the Town, maintaining job 
descriptions, periodic review of the classification and pay schedule, and provides 
guidance on all hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, and retirements. 
Kristine Trierweiler, Assistant Town Administrator provides staffing support to 
the Board. 

The Personnel Board met on a monthly basis through out the year. The members 
reviewed salary compensation of several town positions based on department 
head requests and participated in collective bargaining for both the Police and 
Fire Department Unions. Ms. Rachel Brown was appointed to the Board of 
Selectmen's Insurance Advisory Committee and Ms. Debra Shuman was 
appointed to the Library Director Search Committee. 

Ms. Brown represented the Personnel Board on the Board of Selectmen's 
Insurance Advisory Committee. The Committee's role was to review various 
health care options available to the Town and make a recommendation to the 
Board of Selectmen. The goal of the committee is to recommend a quality health 
care option for employees and retirees at a reasonable cost. The Personnel Board 
would like to thank Ms. Brown and all the Committee members for their time 
and effort in completing this task. We look forward to the Committee's 
recommendation early next year. 

Ms. Shuman worked directly with the Library Trustees in the search for a new 
Library Director. The current Director, Mr. Dan Brassell, retired in October 
2008. The Committee worked diligently in the recruitment of a new Director and 
we are happy to report that Ms. Deborah Kelsey has accepted the position as the 
new Medfield Public Library Director and began working in this position in 
September 2008. Ms. Kelsey has already introduced some exciting new programs 
at the library and we wish her continued success. 

Kristine Trierweiler worked with the Medfield School Department and the 
Medfield Police Department in the hiring of a new joint IT Director. The 
Personnel Board is pleased to announce Eoin O'Corcora has accepted the 
position and started in late fall. 



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The Personnel Board works with the Warrant Committee and the Board of 
Selectmen each year to recommend a cost of living increase to town employees. 
This cost of living increase is based on industry standards, salary compensation 
surveys, as well as the town's budget situation. The Board would like to 
recognize that for budgetary purposes some positions continue to remain unfilled 
yet we do not expect a decrease in our level of service by our employees. We 
would like to take this opportunity to thank the employees for their dedication 
and service to the Town of Medfield. 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Debra Shuman, Chairman 
Christine Connolly 
Rachel Brown 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my annual report as Chief of the Medfield Police Department for 
the year ending December 31, 2008. 

Two personnel changes occurred during the year. Officer Andrew Clark 
transferred to the Marblehead Police Department due to a residence change. 
James O'Neil was appointed to the Department in November and entered the 
Boston Police Academy in December. He will complete his training in June and 
after a period of field training will join the Department as a patrol officer. Jim 
grew up in Medfield and has a degree in criminal justice from Marist College. 

The Department received funding at the 2008 Town Meeting to purchase and 
install mobile data terminals in the cruisers. This will allow officers to access a 
database that includes information regarding vehicle registrations, operator 
licenses and history and obtain current information regarding persons wanted by 
law enforcement agencies. Having this information is a significant asset that will 
enhance officer safety and make for more efficient operations. 

Modifications were made to the traffic lights at North Street and Main Street to 
allow traffic to flow more efficiently. Specifically, a left turn arrow was added so 
that more vehicles on North Street can pass through the intersection with each 
light cycle. As funding is made available more modifications of this nature will 
be made to enhance traffic flow throughout the Town. 

The Department was challenged by several significant and varied incidents 
during the year. As a result, Department personnel conducted investigations in 
cooperation with other local communities, the Norfolk County District 
Attorney's Office, the Massachusetts State Police and federal authorities. The 
result was not only the resolution of these incidents but also in two separate 
cases, the seizure of drugs and weapons. Medfield can be proud of the manner in 
which the officers carried out these investigations. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Medfield Police 
Department for their diligent attention to the variety of duties that they are 
requested to perform on a daily basis. Also, my thanks to the various Town 
Departments for the outstanding assistance and cooperation received over the 
past year. 

In closing, I would also like to express my appreciation to all those who make up 
the community that is Medfield. In my position I am often made aware of the 

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various acts of kindness that are done on behalf of others. Whether you live, 
work or volunteer here, you are all part of a network that is outstandingly 
supportive of one another. It is all part of what makes Medfield a unique place. 
Thank you one and all. 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Robert E. Meaney 
Chief of Police 



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This is a summary of the 2008 calls that the Police Department 
handled: 

Aggravated Assault 

Annoying Calls 173 

Arrests 43 

Arson 2 

Assists 426 

Bad Checks 6 

Breaking and Entering 12 

Burglar Alarms 43 1 

Credit card Fraud 10 

Disorderly Person 7 

Disturbances 63 

Drug Violations 3 

Drunkenness 1 

Fire Alarms 131 

Forgery 2 

Homicides 1 

Intimidation 1 

Juvenile Offenses 1 

Larceny 5 1 

Liquor Law violations 9 

Malicious Destructions 36 

Medical Assists 42 

Miscellaneous Complaints 263 

Mischief 53 

Missing persons 1 1 

Motor Vehicle crashes 467 

Motor Vehicle citations 375 

Operating Under Influence 3 

Parking Tickets 39 

Protective Custody 2 

Prostitution 1 

Restraining Orders 56 

Sex Offenses 3 

Shoplifting 3 

Simple Assault 1 8 

Suicide 2 

Threats 9 

Trespass 1 

Vandalism 79 

Weapon Violation 1 

Wire Fraud 6 



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MEDFIELD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit the annual report for the Medfield Emergency Management 
Agency for the year ending December 31, 2008. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency provides coordination between 
the Selectmen, Town Departments, the Massachusetts Emergency Management 
Agency and the Federal Emergency Management. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency is divided into two sections. One 
section, the Management Group contains amateur radio operators, a transport 
section and shelter management people. The second section contains the 
auxiliary police officers. Both groups are under the control of the Emergency 
Management Agency Director who reports to the Chief of Police on auxiliary 
police matters and the Town Administrator on emergency management issues. 

The management group maintains backup communications systems, provides 
transportation to and runs shelter operations in case of emergencies where people 
need temporary shelter due to power outages or other such storm damage. The 
auxiliary police unit provides additional manpower to the police department 
during emergencies and large events such as parades and other public gatherings. 
As in past years both groups combined to donate over 1,000 man-hours of 
community service to the Town. 

I would like to thank the men and women of the department for their continued 
support and contributions throughout the year. Also I wish to thank the Board of 
Selectmen, Michael Sullivan, his staff and the Medfield Police Department for 
their assistance and support. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ray M. Burton Jr. 
Director 



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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 



This report reflects my duties as Animal Control Officer and Animal Inspector 
from January 1 through December 31, 2008. 

Total Animal Control Calls from 1/1 - 12/31 1 ,287 

Total Animal Control Incidents 621 

(Incidents include searching for dogs running loose and helping 
people with animal related problems not listed below) 

Calls for dogs running loose/some returned to their owners 122 

Number of citations issued 67 

Barking dog complaints 20 

Total calls related to bats, in homes or human and pet exposures 13 

Total calls for small animals in residents homes 

(squirrels, chipmunks, birds and snakes) 3 1 

Total number of injured birds calls 1 1 



Animals hit by cars: 

Cats 16 

Dogs 3 

Deer 50 

Other (raccoons, skunks, rabbits, squirrels, woodchucks, etc.) 51 

Total number of animals hit by cars 130 

Sick or injured wildlife that had to be euthanized 

Raccoons 13 

Deer 17 

Skunk 7 

Other (bats, opossums, squirrels, birds) 6 

Total number of wildlife that had to be euthanized 43 

Medfield Animal Shelter adoptions: 

Number of cats & kittens adopted 161 

Number of dogs adopted 79 

Number of rabbits adopted 1 9 

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Number of guinea pigs adopted 25 

Number of birds & little critters 18 

There were eleven dog bites and three cat bites, each requiring a minimum 10- 
day quarantine. 

All barns and livestock have been inspected and pass the requirements of the 
Town of Medfield and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All of the animals 
and barns are in the best of condition. 

The following animals were counted in Medfield in 2008: 

Beef cows 4 

Donkeys 4 

Llamas 3 

Goats 4 

Horses 119 

Ponies 4 

Mini horses 1 

Poultry 58 

Sheep 34 

I appreciate the continuing support and cooperation of the Town of Medfield, the 
Medfield Police Department, Heritage Hill Veterinary Clinic, Main Street 
Veterinary Hospital, Medfield Veterinary Clinic. Thank you to my current 
Assistant Animal Control Officers, Danielle Landry and Lori Sallee for their 
dedication on the weekends. I also want to thank the Medfield residents for their 
ongoing donations and support of the stray animals at the Medfield Animal 
Shelter. Without all of you, we could not have saved the cats, kittens, dogs and 
small animals that were adopted this year from the animal shelter. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jennifer Shaw 
Animal Control Officer 
Animal Inspector 



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MEDFIELD 
FIRE -RESCUE 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my Annual Report as Chief of the Fire Department for the year 
ending December 31, 2008. 

Department personnel responded to 1,080 calls for services in 2008, of those 515 
were for Emergency Medical Services. 

In February, we were notified that we were successful in obtaining a $150,000 
grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. These funds were 
used to purchase a mobile "live" fire Multi-trainer. The trailer mounted training 
unit was delivered and placed into service at the Transfer Station in September. 
The Multi-trainer is equipped with a burn chamber which allows us to train in 
fire attack & suppression with "live" fires in a controlled environment. This unit 
has many other features which will allow us to train in search and rescue, 
ventilation, fire investigation and confined space rescue techniques. In December 
we received a $5,200 State Fire Grant. These funds were used to purchase 
reflective traffic safety vests and traffic cones to bring us into compliance with a 
new Federal Highway safety initiative. The remaining funds purchased a used 
portable light tower to be used for emergency scene lighting, lighting for our 
training trailer as well as being available for other town departments to use if 
needed. This year I have applied for a $160,000 federal grant request to update 
our radio system. In the past seven years we have been fortunate to have received 
over $350,000 in Federal & State equipment grants. 

Town meeting in April approved our request to purchase a new ambulance. In 
December we took delivery of a new F450 4X4 Horton ambulance. This new unit 
replaced the one we have had in service since 2000. The funding for the 
replacement ambulance comes from a mileage fee assessment on ambulance 
trips, therefore there is no impact on the municipal budget. The remainder of our 
equipment is in good shape. We do have a thirty-five year old 4X4 Brush Truck 
that needs to be replaced but due to space constraints in the station I have been 
delaying the request. Chief Meaney and I received funding at town meeting to do 
a needs assessment study and some planning for a new Public Safety Facility. 
Although the funding source for this facility has yet to be determined, there is a 
chance that a public building such as this would be eligible to receive funding 
through the proposed Federal Government Stimulus Bill. 

We continue to work through the loss of the hospital based Advanced Life 
Support (ALS) services. I appreciate the help of the neighboring communities 
that have been willing to assist us when American Medical Response is not 

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available. With the tough financial conditions we are faced with, now is not the 
time to pursue our own ALS service but we must keep in mind that when things 
improve, it is something we will need to do. 

Although it is becoming more difficult to attract new On-Call members to serve 
on the department, we were able to hire three new members. In October we 
welcomed Joseph Brienze, Robert Guindon and Shane Medeiros and we look 
forward to their contribution to the department and community. 

Fire Inspections, evacuation drills and plan reviews have been conducted 
throughout the year. New construction in town has slowed but we do have two 
recently started commercial projects, a car wash/ gas station and the Goddard 
School that we will be monitoring during their construction. I would like to 
remind residents of a state law as well as our town by-law that requires all 
structures be numbered. These required numbers are to be at least 3" in height 
and must be clearly visible from the street. We frequently encounter the inability 
to locate the proper building in an emergency which needlessly delays our 
response. 

We as a community are all faced with some tough days ahead with the financial 
crisis in our country. This department is committed to protecting the lives and 
property of the citizens of Medfield and will do everything within our powers to 
maintain the quality services we provide as we forge ahead in these uncertain 
times. 

I wish to thank all the members of the department for their continued dedication 
and commitment to making our community a safer place to live. 



Respectfully submitted, 

William A. Kingsbury 
Fire Chief 



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SERVICES RENDERED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 2008 



AMBULANCE 

Total Calls 515 

Transports Metrowest Natick 92 

To: Metrowest Framingham 13 

Deaconess Glover 3 1 

Milford Hospital 6 



Caritas Norwood 223 

Newton Wellesley 29 

Beth Israel 1 

Other 9 



Advanced Life Support 

Departmental ALS: 
ALS Intercepts: 
Walpole 
Norfolk 


58 
99 

24 

1 


Westwood 
AMR 


33 
43 


Other Services 

Medflight 
Details 

Cancelled/Refusals 
Well Being Checks 


3 

2 



33 






Mutual Aid 


Rendered 
Received 


47 
77 






FIRE DEPARTMENT 








Alarms 

Box 

Still 
Residential 




565 

111 
454 

73 





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Services 








Ambulance Assist 


115 


Haz-mat 


44 


Appliances 


9 


Investigations 


80 


Brush and Grass 


10 


Motor Vehicles 


4 


Burners Oil 


3 


Motor Vehicle Accidents 


40 


Gas 


3 


Mutual Aid Rendered 


8 


Carbon Monoxide 


23 


Mutual Aid Received 


2 


Alarms 






Details 


2 


Police Assist 


8 


Dumpsters 


1 






Electrical 


20 






Fuel Spills 


7 


Station Coverage 


1 


Gas 
Leaks/Investigations 


25 


Structures 


4 


Med-Flight 


4 


Storm Related 


4 


Fireworks 


1 


Searches 


2 


Public Assistance 




Permits Issued 




Lock Outs 


29 


Blasting 


3 


Pumping Cellars 


12 


Bonfire 


1 


Water Problems 


9 


Burning 


485 


Other 


127 


Fuel Storage 


40 






Sprinkler Inst/ Alt 


5 


Inspections 




Propane Storage 


31 


Blasting 


12 


U/Tank Removal 


12 


Fire Prevention 


24 


Fire Alarm Inst. 


7 


Fuel Storage 


40 


Tank Truck 


5 


New Residential 


15 


Welding 


1 


Smoke Detectors 


25 






New 








117 






Resale 








Oil Burners 


35 






Wood Stoves 


8 






U/Tank Removal 


3 






AST/Removal 


15 







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INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The following is our annual report for the year ending December 31, 2008: 





Permits 


Inspections 


Income ($) 


Expenses ($) 




2007 


2008 


2007 


2008 


2007 


2008 


2007 


2008 


Building 


401 


389 


1,960 


1,751 


280,307 


331,187 


51,586 


48,353 




















Plumbing/ 
Gas 


395 


400 


379 


239 


15,780 


15,977 


8,279 


6,839 




















Wiring 


379 


334 


553 


549 


36,000 


35,980 


15,387 


16,814 





















Total revenue from the issuance of permits and fees for inspections for the 
calendar year 2008 were $383,144 as compared to $332,087.00 in 2007. 
Expenses for 2008 were $72,006.00 as compared $75,253.00 in 2007. 



BUILDING INSPECTION 

A breakdown of building permits issued is listed below: 



New single family dwellings 


12 


Multi family (Condo's) 





Complete partially finished single dwellings 





Additions to private dwellings 


48 


Renovations to private dwellings 


125 


Additions & renovations to business/industrial buildings 


5 


New industrial/business buildings 


3 


Family apartments 





Two Family apartments 





Shingling roof & installation of sidewalls 


68 


Private swimming pools 


10 


Accessory buildings 


7 


Residential garages 


3 


Demolition 


7 


Tents (temporary) & construction trailers 


9 


Signs 


10 


Stoves (solid fuel burning/chimneys) 


20 


New windows 


53 


Solar System 


2 


Towers 


2 



Total 



384 



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Occupancy certificates were issued for four new residences in 2008, as compared 
to two in 2007. 

Inspections for certification of business, schools, multi-family dwellings, nursing 
homes and pre-schools amounted to 23 inspections for 2008. 



Estimated construction costs on permits issued: 



2007 2008 






















New dwellings $ 7,206,000 $ 6,342,000 

Renovations and additions, pools, 9,247,235 9,058,289 

shingling, sidewalls, etc. on residential 

New construction business and industry 1 ,464,000 1 , 1 00,000 

Renovations and additions business and 46 1 ,450 1,1 40,3 80 

industry 

Multi-family dwellings 

Two family dwellings 

Family apartments 

Whether you are planning to add a pool, a deck, re-shingle, apply siding or install 
replacement windows, most changes to your home require a building permit. 
These comprehensive building laws may seem cumbersome, but they are meant 
to benefit us all by monitoring the building and development activities in our 
community. Please, also remember that the placement of any type of structure, 
as simple as a tool shed (accessory building) on your property must adhere to the 
rules and regulations of the Medfield Zoning Bylaws, and in most cases a 
building permit is required. Before you proceed with any changes to your home 
or property, please call the Inspection Department at the Town Hall (359-8505, 
ext. 603) and we will help you get started in the process of applying for a permit. 

Enforcement of the State Building Code (780 CMR - 7th Edition) continues to be 
the responsibility of the local building inspectors. Legislation effective 7/1/92 
requiring contractors to be registered with the Commonwealth became the 
responsibility of the Inspection Department staff to institute procedural changes 
for compliance. The office of the Inspection Department also keeps an accurate 
registration of builders holding State Construction Supervisor's licenses in order 
to assure compliance with Section 109.1.1 of the State Building Code. The 
building inspectors continue the enforcement to the code by making inspections 
of schools, churches and rest homes as well as other places of assembly on a 
periodic basis. 

The Inspectors of Buildings also serve the town in the capacity of Enforcing 
Officers for Zoning and as such, made 4 inspections to investigate complaints 

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and inquiries brought to their attention by residents as well as other town boards 
and departments. 

The assistance and cooperation of Fire Chief Kingsbury during inspections was 
greatly appreciated. The Fire Chief and the Inspectors continue to inspect smoke 
detectors in new construction and in additions and renovations as well as 
inspecting the installation of solid fuel burning appliances. Residents are 
reminded of the importance of having their wood stove installations inspected 
and certified in accordance with requirements of the Massachusetts State 
Building Code. 

Thank you to Pat Iafolla- Walsh, Administrative Assistant and John Mahoney, 
Assistant Building Inspector. A special thanks again this year to Margaret 
Warren for her continued help in this office. 



PLUMBING AND GAS INSPECTION 

The purpose of the position of the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is to administer, 
investigate and enforce the Uniform State Plumbing Code and State Fuel Gas 
Code. Homeowners cannot be issued plumbing or gas permits. Permits can only 
be issued to a licensed Journeyman or a Master Plumber. Plumbing or gas 
cannot be installed, altered, removed, replaced, or repaired until the Inspector of 
Plumbing or Gas has issued a permit. The Inspection Department will be glad to 
help you make the deteraiination concerning the need for plumbing and gas 
permits. When a citizen of the town requests the plumber or gas fitter to apply 
for a permit, he is getting the assurance that the installation will not only be 
installed correctly and safely, but also that the work will be installed by a 
professional and not exploited by non professionals. It is definitely in the 
homeowner's interest to insist on inspections by qualified town inspectors 
knowledgeable in their trade. It is money well spent. 

The Plumbing Code is constantly being changed and upgraded to try to give the 
consumer and the plumber a direction that will assure a safe installation. Of great 
concern lately is the installation of backflow prevention devices, where 
necessary, to insure the continuance of the good clean potable water of which we 
are very proud in Medfield. 



WIRING INSPECTION 

The Wiring Inspector continues to enforce the Massachusetts Electric Code as 
well as the National Electric Code in his inspections of wiring installations for 
which permits are issued. Residents are reminded that the permitting process is 
in effect to assure safe and correct installations. 

Thank you this year to Peter Diamond, Joseph Wallace, Joseph Erskine, and 

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William McCarthy, Assistant Electrical Inspectors. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Walter Tortorici, Inspector of Buildings 
James Leonard, Inspector of Wires 
John A. Rose Jr., Plumbing Inspector 
Peter Navis, Gas Inspector 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield 

The following is the Annual Report for the Sealer of Weights and Measures for 
the calendar year ending December 31, 2008. 

Measuring devices tested and sealed as required by Massachusetts law: 

Weighing scales and balances 44 

Weights 23 

Liquid measuring meters (In gasoline pumps) 65 

Linear measures (Yardsticks and tape measures) 2 

Other inspections and tests (packaged grocery items, etc. for 77 
weight and marking. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Michael J. Clancy 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield 

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection 
Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Department of Environmental Protection's 
Stormwater Management Policy and the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw, Article IX. 
These laws protect the wetlands and waterways of Medfield. The functions of these 
laws are to safeguard public surface and groundwater supplies and to prevent 
damage from flooding by preserving the following resource areas: floodplains, 
swamps and bogs, streams, ponds and other water bodies, and certain types of land 
adjoining them. Under the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw, vernal pools and a 50-foot no- 
disturb buffer area are protected resource areas. Anyone proposing to alter a 
resource area or land subject to flooding, or to perform work within 100 feet of a 
wetlands or bank, or within 200 feet of a river or perennial stream must file for a 
permit with the Conservation Commission. Anyone wishing to work within these 
protected areas must satisfy the Commission that the proposed work would not 
significantly harm the resources. 

The Town benefits from the wetlands protection laws and their associated 
regulations as they protect Medfield 's wetlands from pollution, nutrient overloading 
and encroachment and provide guidance and consistency to applicants with regards 
to the Commission's rules and regulations for various construction projects. The 
Commission's preeminent concern is to ensure that the eight interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw are 
upheld. The eight important public interests or values are: protection of public and 
private water supply, protection of groundwater supply, flood control, storm damage 
prevention, prevention of pollution, protection of land containing shellfish, 
protection of fisheries and protection of wildlife habitat, as they relate to the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw. 

In 2008, the Commission held 18 public meetings for the purpose of: 16 Requests 
for Determinations of Applicability, 13 Notices of Intent, 1 Abbreviated Notice of 
Resource Area Delineations, 1 Emergency Permit and 2 violations. 

In addition to the regulatory responsibilities of wetlands protection, the Commission 
is charged by the Conservation Commission Act to actively protect the watershed 
resources of the town and to promote and develop natural resources of the town. The 
Commission actively pursues the acquisition of land for conservation and passive 
recreation use. The Commission joined with the Water and Sewer Commission and 
Trust for Public Land to obtain a Conservation Restriction on land at Saw Mill 
Brook, Wight Street. The Commission began the process of revising the town's 
Open Space and Recreation Plan. The Commission also began the process of 

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gathering information regarding the agricultural use of certain areas of the 
Holmquist Conservation Land for farming. 

During 2008 the Conservation Commission continued its pond management 
programs for Meetinghouse, Cemetery, and Danielson Ponds. Flynn's Pond and 
Kingsbury Pond were added to the management plan for town owned ponds. 
Aquatic Control Technology Inc. continued to evaluate the health of the ponds. 
Aerators were purchased for Meetinghouse Pond. These will add oxygen to the 
water and provide a means of circulation to help reduce the dependence on chemical 
treatments for the control of nuisance vegetation in the pond. 

The Commission reviewed and guided three Eagle Scout projects during 2008. 
Hunter Fellman Greene provided signage at canoe landings. Joseph Marto planned 
various projects at Danielson Pond including control of nuisance vegetation along 
the sluiceway and earthen dam. Brian Wheeler cleared overgrown vegetation 
around the Gristmill at Kingsbury Pond along with other enhancement projects for 
the site. Five senior high school women, Grace Daher, Mary Greene, Renee 
Hopkins, Samantha Ulloa and Ellen Zatkowski, from the Montrose School created a 
formal garden entrance way at Danielson Pond as a community service project. 

The Conservation Commission accepted the resignation of Marie Zack Nolan. The 
Commission thanks Ms. Nolan for her volunteer service to the Town through her 
participation on the Commission. The Commission's associate member, Robert 
Aigler, was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to the Commission as the seventh 
member. 

The Conservation Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. 
The Conservation Office is located on the second floor of Town Hall, Room 209 and 
is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during normal business hours. 
Site inspections for projects are generally completed on an as-need basis. For an 
appointment regarding conservation and /or wetlands matters, call the Conservation 
office, 508 359-8505, ext. 646. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph A. Parmigiane, Chairman 

Michael Perloff, Vice-Chairman 

Robert Aigler 

Deborah J. Bero 

Philip J. Burr 

Robert E. Kennedy 

Bruce Redfield 



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MEDFIELD ENERGY COMMITTEE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Energy Committee or MEC was appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen in March 2008 to assess the Town's municipal energy use, and that of 
its residents and businesses, in order to learn how the Town could save money 
and improve the environment through the more efficient use of energy resources. 
Consuming less energy would lessen the community's carbon footprint, which 
would help the Town meet its responsibility to do its part in addressing global 
warming. 

The MEC was directed by the Selectmen to look into the following areas: 1) 
establishment of a baseline for measuring progress on reduction of energy usage; 
2) reduction of energy consumption through retrofitting existing buildings, 
equipment, vehicles or processes; 3) design or purchase of energy efficient 
buildings, equipment, vehicles or processes; 4) utilization of alternative energy 
sources; 5) development of public relations measures to encourage energy 
conservation; and 6) transportation initiatives. 

The Board of Selectmen appointed fifteen residents with backgrounds in energy 
or environmental management and engineering to the MEC and some Town 
officials are ex officio members (see names at the end of this report). Several 
high school students also participate at committee meetings. The committee has 
four subcommittees: municipal buildings, business assistance, residential sector 
and special projects. 

Medfield spends over $1.2 million on energy for its 13 town-owned buildings or 
$95 per person per year for every member of the Medfield Community. The 
MEC established a goal of reducing the Town's energy use by 20% or 
approximately $172,000 over the next two years. 

Benchmarking municipal energy use became the Energy Committee's first step 
toward implementing its goal of energy reduction. In April 2008, the Town 
signed onto the ENERGY STAR community Energy Challenge with the US EPA 
New England committing to make the 20% reduction. This allowed the Town to 
use an EPA intern to input all of Medfield' s energy data - electric, gas and oil 
bills for the last 12 months - into Portfolio Manager, a web-based ENERGY 
STAR benchmarking tool, to determine how Medfield' s buildings measure up 
against other buildings nationwide in terms of energy efficiency. Two buildings, 
the Town Hall and Wheelock School, were found to be in the top quartile for 



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energy efficient buildings. The MEC applied for and received ENERGY STAR 
labels and national recognition for these two buildings. 

Concurrently, MEC worked with NSTAR to identify 93 municipal accounts, 
about 60 of these were town building-related, and came up with an energy 
intensity metric which helped in the assessment of which buildings are "energy 
hogs". The top energy users are undergoing utility audits to identify how to 
make them more efficient. 

NSTAR was asked by the MEC to audit the Kingsbury High School in July. 
Some of the energy conservation measures identified by NSTAR, such as 
changing the daily load profile by modifying the schedules on which the HVAC 
and lighting systems operate, are leading to energy savings immediately. August 
2008 kWh represents a 34% improvement over 2007, and a savings of $40- 
60,000/year. 

The Medfield School Department already had a utility energy audit done for Dale 
Street School prior to the creation of MEC and over the past couple of years has 
begun implementing the energy savings measures recommended for that school. 
In November 2008, MEC performed a lighting audit for the Blake Middle School 
and recommended energy saving opportunities and lighting improvements. 

The MEC's next steps on the municipal side are to continue to input monthly 
data into the Portfolio Manager system to track energy use, and with the help of 
the local utilities, will audit more town buildings, assessing their energy usage. 
We will then determine effective energy efficiency measures to implement and, 
by doing so, save the Town energy and money. 

Over this past year, MEC has worked with other Medfield organizations in 
getting the word out on the benefits of going green. MEC helped MEMO 
develop the successful green theme for Medfield Day and staffed a booth at the 
September event to educate residents on ways to save energy. MEC participated 
in the Global Warming Forum held by the Medfield League of Women Voters in 
November. MEC members have also presented energy savings tips and 
strategies at a MEMO meeting and have approached some individual businesses 
about ways to reduce their energy costs. In addition, MEC members participated 
in a field survey of plant energy use with the Medfield Department of Public 
Works at the Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping stations in 
April. Earlier in the year, MEC became an active member of the Massachusetts 
Climate Action network, a coalition of locally-organized groups fighting the 
climate crisis. 



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The MEC meets monthly usually on Thursday evenings in Town Hall. The 
public is invited to attend the meetings, participate in MEC activities and offer 
suggestions on how the Town can best meet the challenges of reducing energy 
consumption and minimizing its environmental footprint. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marie Nolan, Chair 

Lee Alinsky 

Esther Babson, high school student 

Fred Bunger 

Penni Conner 

Tom Cunningham 

Fred Davis 

Cynthia Greene 

Charles Kellner, School Dept. ex officio 

James Redden 

Rayna Rubin 

Jim Ryan 

Osier Peterson, Selectman, ex officio 

Mike Petit 

Emre Schveighoffer 

David Stephenson 

Mike Sullivan, Town Administrator, ex officio 

Leo Surette 

Mark Warren 



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MEDFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and the residents of Medfield: 

Because of the economic downturn, the Historical Commission postponed plans 
in 2008 to seek additional matching grants for Vine Lake Cemetery restoration. 
This would have continued the work begun in 2007, whereby 59 colonial-era 
grave markers were professionally cleaned, restored, and reset in the oldest 
section of the cemetery and steps were reset and new handrails installed. 

The Historical Commission plans to seek additional grants, as they become 
available in the coming years, to continue the restoration program detailed in the 
professionally-prepared 100+ page plan completed in 2004. Copies of this plan 
are available at the Medfield Public Library and the Medfield Historical Society, 
which is a valuable, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, 
protecting, and sharing Medfield' s history. It is based at 6 Pleasant Street, behind 
the library, www.medfieldhistoricalsociety.org. 

The Historical Commission thanks Medfield resident Rob Gregg for establishing 
the Vine Lake Preservation Trust, a private not-for-profit corporation to develop 
and deliver cemetery-related programs in education, preservation, restoration, 
and beautiflcation to all ages. 

What is the Historical Commission? 

The Board of Selectmen appoints the Medfield Historical Commission. Our job 
is to identify and protect Medfield' s historical and archaeological assets. We 
make sure historic preservation is considered in community planning and 
development decisions. The commission has an annual budget of some $3,500, 
and it has certain statutory authority. Its monthly meetings in the town hall are 
open to the public. 

We work proactively to preserve those qualities of the town that residents say 
they want, which helps preserve property values. We walk the narrow, fuzzy line 
between historic preservation and respecting property owners' rights of owners. 
Owners tend to favor historic preservation in principle... so long as it doesn't 
affect their bottom line when they want to demolish an antique to make room for 
a McMansion, which they believe will have greater market appeal. 

Demolition Delay Bylaw 

Medfield was one of the first Massachusetts communities with a demolition 
delay bylaw, and ours is one of the most stringent. It prevents historically 
significant buildings - non-renewable resources ~ from being demolished before 



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serious efforts have been made to rehabilitate or restore. The bylaw URL is 
http://wwwAown.medfield.net/Bylaws.pdf 

When an application is filed to demolish a building over 50 years old, the 
commission investigates and holds hearings on those that may be historically 
significant. If a building is then declared, "preferably preserved," its demolition 
may delayed for up to a year. The commission always seeks win- win solutions - 
such as rehab and adaptive reuse of at least part of the building — that serve the 
interests of both the property owner and historic preservation. We define lose- 
lose as when the owner refuses to negotiate and instead simply waits us out for 
the full year and then demolishes the structure. 

The commission reviewed four demolition applications last year on properties at 
16 Elm Street, 50 Park Street, 53 Farm Street, and 52-54 Brook Street. The first 
three demolition applications were approved; the Brook Street demolitions were 
delayed pending resolution of concerns voiced by the commission and neighbors. 

Like all historical commissions, the Medfield Historical Commission is 
continually exploring ways to deal more effectively with "demolition by neglect" 
issues - situations in which an owner neglects and/or abuses an historic structure 
for years, then pleads that the place is beyond repair and must, for safety and 
economic reasons, be torn down. 

Certified Local Government 

Thanks to its CLG (Certified Local Government - and we have to reapply every 
year) status, Medfield has received many survey and planning grants from the 
state and federal governments in recent years. The Massachusetts Historical 
Commission continues to encourage us to apply because they believe we put the 
money to good use. 

For our survey and planning work, our demolition delay activism, MAAC, and 
other activities, the Massachusetts Historical Commission has long pointed to 
Medfield as a model for other historical commissions. 

Medfield Archaeological Advisory Committee (MAAC) 

The Medfield Archaeology Advisory Committee was formed in 1993 as a 
subcommittee of the Medfield Historical Commission. It was formed to help 
protect archaeologically sensitive areas in town. MAAC members are John A. 
Thompson, Chairman; Debbie Gaines; C. B. Doub; Jackie Wile; and Burgess P. 
Standley. 

On an ongoing basis, the committee maintains and updates a map of the 
archaeologically sensitive areas, helps protect the sites, evaluates and registers 
artifacts, and provides educational services. 



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In 2008, MAAC conducted archaeological research at 367 Main Street, the 1817 
Joel Baker house, which faces the wrecking ball, and at 355 Main Street, the site 
of the endangered 1743 Clark Tavern, next to the Peak House. 

MAAC began consideration of a potential bylaw amendment in 2008; if adopted 
by a future town meeting, it would strengthen the protection for Medfield's 
archaeological resources. 

Artifacts from the 1976 bicentennial excavation at the Peak house were at long 
last archived and placed in storage at the Dwight-Derby House. The final report 
of the excavations at the Dwight-Derby House breezeway will be submitted to 
the Massachusetts Historical Commission in 2009. 

MAAC welcomes inquiries from anyone who thinks a property in Medfield is 
threatened or finds an artifact that they would like to bring to the attention of the 
committee; please contact John A. Thompson or any other member. 

Want to join our commission? 

Vacancies occur on the historical commission from time to time. If you're 
interested in Medfield's history, call any of the members, or show up at one of 
our monthly public meetings, and let's get to know each other. You could start 
as an associate member and become a full member if someone resigns. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David Temple, Co-chair 
Daniel Bibel, Co-chair 
Maria Baler 
Charles Navratil 
Burgess P. Standley 
Ancelin Wolfe 



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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectman 
and Residents of Medfield: 

OVERVIEW 

The Historic District Commission administers the Town's four Historic Districts: 

• The John Metcalf Historic District established in 1989 on West Main Street, 
enlarged in 1996 and in 2004. 

• The Hospital Farm Historic District established in 1994. 

• The Clark-Kingsbury Farm Historic District established in 1997. 

• The Medfield Town Center Historic District established in 2000 



PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

Authority to create Historic Districts and the accompanying governing body is 
granted under the Historic District Act of 1960, Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40C. The purpose of the law is threefold: 

• to preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of buildings and places 
significant in the history of the Commonwealth and its cities and towns 

• to maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places 

• to encourage new designs compatible with existing buildings in the district 

Under Chapter 40C, communities can create Local Historic Districts to protect 
the character of historic areas. Town-appointed Local Historic Commissions 
govern such districts. Since each property owner within a district contributes to 
the overall historic character, changes proposed for the exterior of any property, 
as well as new construction, are considered in light of the impact they may have 
on the district as a whole. Before a property owner within a district is allowed to 
change an exterior architectural feature of a building, the owner must receive 
approval from the Local Historic Commission. Approval is in the form of a 
certificate of appropriateness, hardship or non-applicability with respect to such 
construction or alteration. 

There are now Local Historic Districts in over one hundred Massachusetts towns 
and cities. Historic Districts do not prevent changes from occurring, nor do they 
prevent new construction. The intent of any Local Historic District is not to halt 
growth, but to allow for thoughtful consideration of change, to allow changes and 
additions that are harmonious, and prevent the intrusion of incongruous elements 
that might distract from the aesthetic and historic values of the district. Local 
Historic District Commissions have authority only over the portion of the 

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exterior of a building that can be seen from a public street, way or park. The 
Commission's Guidelines for Changes within Medfield Local Historic Districts 
is available upon request. 

HISTORIC DISTRICTS IN MEDFIELD 

Medfield passed "Historic Districts", Article 14 of the bylaws, and created the 
John Metcalf Historic District through a vote of the 1989 annual Town Meeting. 
This first district included for historic houses on west Main Street and included 
the oldest portion of Vine Lake Cemetery. Through a vote of the annual Town 
Meeting in 1996, the John Metcalf Historic District was enlarged to include a 
total of sixteen historic buildings. 

The Town established a second historic district, The Hospital Farm Historic 
District, in 1994. It includes 33 buildings at the Medfield State Hospital, and the 
surrounding historic landscape. The buildings were built at the turn of this 
century, mostly in the Queen Anne Revival style, and are grouped around a large 
quadrangle, resembling the campus of a small college. 

In 1997, the Clark- Kingsbury Farm Historic District, Medfield' s third district, 
was established. It provides protection to the historic and unique grouping of the 
1 8 th century Clark-Kingsbury farmhouse, outbuildings and pond with gristmill 
that forms a widely appreciated and essential part of the rural character of 
Medfield. 

In April of 2000, the Medfield Town Center Historic District was created by 
unanimous vote of Town Meeting. This proposed district is intended to preserve 
and protect the character of the Center of the town of Medfield. 

The Town Center of Medfield is important for its mix of civic, commercial, and 
residential properties. Each category has an integral function in the town and 
over the years as the town has developed, each building, in its own unique way, 
has been significant in the developing character of the Town Center. While the 
other historic districts in Medfield are primarily residential, an unusual aspect of 
this proposed historic district is the concentration of civic and commercial 
buildings in addition to its residential ones. Historically, where the civic 
buildings provided the center of town government, education, religious and 
social activity, the industrial and commercial buildings served as the hub of 
Medfield' s active and developing economy. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS 

The Commission has revised its Guidelines for Changes within Medfield Local 
Historic Districts. It is more user friendly and address the needs of those 
homeowners with non-historic properties within the four Historic Districts in 
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The Commission issued a Certificate of Appropriateness for a structure 

within the John Metcalf Historic District. These included applications for an 

addition and alterations to 679 Main Street 

The Commission has been actively working with the Board of Selectmen, 

DC AM and the Massachusetts Historical Commission to preserve the 

historically significant buildings and landscapes that make up the former 

Medfield State Hospital site. 

We are always interested in assisting residents in the creation of new historic 

districts for their neighborhoods and always looking for volunteers to help 

with our efforts. 



Respectfully submitted, 



David Sharff, Chair 
Barbara Jacobs 
Burgess Standley 
Connie Sweeney 
Michael Taylor 






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KEEPERS OF THE TOWN CLOCK 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Keepers of the Town Clock are pleased to submit their annual report for 2008. 

This has been an eventful year for the historic Town Clock housed in the steeple of the 
Medfield's original Meetinghouse. In the summer of 2008 the owners of the building, 
First Parish Medfield, undertook a renovation of the steeple. The exterior finishes of the 
steeple were stripped or scraped, repaired and repainted. The steeple consists of several 
sections, including (from the bottom, up) the clock machine room level, the clock turret 
with four exterior clock faces, the belfry, and the spire. 

Funds appropriated at Town Meeting supported the work that benefited the Town Clock 
portion of the facility, including repainting of the clock face, clock turret, clock room 
exterior, and the repair of the deck and steps leading to the clock. The last major work on 
the Town Clock was in the early 1990's when the Town funded the replacement of the 
roof of the clock turret and renovation of the clock faces. 

On Medfield Day, 2008, the Meetinghouse was opened for steeple tours, including tours 
of the clock room and clock turret, and the working clock mechanism. Over sixty people 
toured the clock on that day, in addition to those who joined occasional tours throughout 
the year in historic groups and children's groups. The well attended and well received 
clock tours were able to take place because of the reinforcement and repair of the rickety 
deck and ship's ladder steps leading to the clock room. 

Clock maintenance remains routine. The clock motor (a 1960's electric motor) will need 
new bearings probably within the next six months. This will be a relatively minor 
expense that is likely to be less than $250 for the repair. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David P. Maxson 

Marc R. Tishler 

Co-Keepers of the Town Clock 



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MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

It is with great pleasure that I submit the 2008 annual report. Thank you for the 
opportunity to return to Medfield and serve as your library director. 

The Library underwent an extensive renovation and expansion a decade ago. 
The multimillion-dollar, 19,000 square foot, three level building continues to 
serve the community well by housing the library collections, providing meeting 
and quiet spaces, and connecting to the Internet for research, social networking, 
and access to subscription databases and the library catalog. 

The hard-working Library staff is three part-time professional librarians, sixteen 
part-time paraprofessionals, and one full-time administrator. Tim Hughes is 
responsible for services to adults, Jean Todesca, young adults and Ann Russo, 
children. Chris Siscoe and Maryann Silva oversee circulation services and 
Heather O'Neil is responsible for technical services. 

We appreciate the support of our dedicated volunteers who augment the work of 
the professional staff. Thanks to those who serve as Trustees and the Friends of 
the Library. Special thanks to Kathy Brennan, President of the Friends of the 
Library and Tim Borchers, Chairman of the Library Trust Fund Board. Also, 
over a hundred residents of all ages contribute their time and talents to the 
Library for fundraising, collection management, programming, services and 
operations. 

We are grateful for the generosity of many individuals, the Friends of Library, 
and the Town of Medfield and its citizens for providing the financial support 
needed to keep the Library certified, staffed, open fifty-four hours per week, 
filled with new and relevant materials, and free to all. This is especially 
important at this time when the demand and need for library services is greater 
than ever and there are towns in the Commonwealth that have reduced or 
eliminated library services. 

The Library will be engaged in a long range planning process in 2009. Jim 
Whalen is facilitating this effort. The goal is to connect with as many Medfield 
institutions, groups, and residents as possible to gather suggestions, identify 
community needs, and find potential partners. There will be opportunities for 
anyone who is interested to participate. 






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Farewell and best wishes to Dan Brassell in his retirement. Dan served as library 
director for the last nine years. During that time he established the much- 
admired film and music collections. We thank him for his dedicated service. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Deborah Kelsey 
Library Director 



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TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

In October 2008, the Trustees bid farewell to Library Director Dan Brassell and 
welcomed new Library Director Deborah Kelsey. The Trustees look forward to 
the innovative and quality library services that Deborah and the library staff will 
provide to Medfield. 

Resident use of the Minuteman Library Network, especially for interlibrary loan, 
continues to be extremely popular. Library users find it extremely convenient to 
request materials from the 43 Minuteman libraries either by requesting materials 
at the library or doing it themselves on a home computer. Patron use of wireless 
Internet within the library also continues to increase. 

For the seventh year in a row, circulation topped 200,000 items making the 
Memorial Public Library one of the busiest in libraries in towns the size of 
Medfield. This use of library materials, coupled with the constant use of public 
areas and meeting rooms, confirms the importance of the library to the Medfield 
community. 

Fundraising by groups like the Friends of the Library and The Medfield Library 
Trust Fund cannot be overemphasized. The Friends of the Library provide 
extremely generous support to the library and its patrons by funding children's 
programs, museum passes, and new library materials and equipment. The Library 
Trustees are extremely grateful for this support. 

The Trustees thank the library staff for their hard work and dedication. 

As always, the Trustees thank the citizens of Medfield for their continued support 
of the Library. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Maura McNicholas, Chair 
John Bankert 
Robert Luttman 
Isobel Palson 
Jane Ready 
James Whalen 



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COMMITTEE TO STUDY MEMORIALS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Committee to Study Memorials is pleased to submit its nineteenth Annual 
Report. 

During the year we have continued to nurture the plantings and seeding of the 
grass at Baxter Memorial Veterans' Park. The park is a wonderful creation of 
beauty and an everlasting memorial to our veterans of all wars. It is a great 
place, in the center of Medfield for one to come and sit in solitude, read the 
memorial bricks in the walkways or to reflect and read the names on the 
monuments. 

The eight new small flag poles with the flags of the six military services, the 
small American flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made a 
tremendous improvement to the beauty of the park. These flags fly 365 days a 
year. To keep them looking fresh they are replaced on Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day. These are paid for by donations and not taxes. Donations may 
be sent to The Committee to Study Memorials, c/o Medfield Town Hall. 

We have one service pole available for dedication for $1,000.00. This also 
covers a granite dedication footstone. 

We also have four wonderful metal park benches for dedication to a veteran. 
These come with a brass dedication plate on the bench and are $2,500.00 per 
bench. 

Thank you to the residents of Medfield and the Park and Recreation Department 
who continue to keep this park in its beautiful condition. 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Marshall Chick, Chairman 
Richard DeSorgher 
Frank Iafolla 
Jane M. Lomax 
David Temple 



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VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my ninth report as Veterans' Service Officer for the Town of 
Medfield. 

Veterans Services include helping the Veteran with benefits of hospitalization, 
pension assistance, information on education, social security burial allowances. 
This assistance includes fuel, food, clothing, housing and expenses for Veterans 
and their families. Every Veteran should enroll in VA medical services in case 
of an emergency; forms are available at the Town Hall or by calling 508 359- 
8505 ext 632. Also available are applications for Veterans' License Plates and 
the Korean War Service Medal for service in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 
27, 1953. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorizes services and assistance 
rendered Medfield Veterans and their dependents. The Commonwealth 
reimburses the Town seventy-five percent of the benefits extended. 

I wish to thank Town officials and especially Town Clerk Carol Mayer for her 
assistance and helpfulness this past year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Marshall Chick 
Veterans' Service Officer 



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MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH 

Given by Blanchard Warren 

US Air Force 

Korean War Veteran 



Good morning. I thank you all for coming. 



Yes, I am a Korean War veteran; however I am no hero. While the major fighting 
was going on the government allowed me to stay in college until I graduated. I 
consider several of my Medfield high school classmates real heroes, however. 
They served in Korea during the actual fighting. Joe McCarthy came home 
severely wounded. 

That being said, I am proud to say I did serve my country during that time. I 
would not have had it any other way. 

Memorial Day has always been a special day for me as I think it may be for you. 
This is the day that we remember, honor and revere those who made the ultimate 
sacrifice so that we may enjoy the quality of life that we have today. 

I think this poem by a third grade student from Madison, Connecticut captures 
the essence and the meaning of this day. It is entitled "Remembering." 

Red, white and blue 

For those we knew 

Who marched off to war. 

We honor them now 

And show them how 

Their bravery we can't ignore. 

Heroes of war, 

They were so much more, 

Father and brother and friend. 

Flags at half mast 

For those of the past 

To whom our gratitude we send. 

We place flowers on the graves 

Of those who were brave, 

We salute them far and wide. 

Seeing poppies galore 

While our hearts soar, 

remembering proudly those who have died. 



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For a third grader to capture what I think is the true meaning and spirit of 
Memorial Day is unbelievable and awe inspiring. 

Let's look at how Memorial Day came into being. After the Civil War many 
towns, particularly in the South, honored their dead. General John Logan noticed 
these observances and thought the Union needed a similar day, so he issued 
General Order Number 1 1 . 

The order began, "The 30 th of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of 
strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died 
in the defense of their country and whose bodies lie in almost every city, village 
and hamlet churchyard in the land." Many of the Southern States refused to 
celebrate Decoration Day, as it was known then, because it was basically 
intended to honor the Union servicemen who had died in the Civil War. 

As an aside, when I was in high school there was a competition where we had to 
learn the Gettysburg Address. The winner would be the one who would recite it 
on Memorial Day. The loser would then read General Logan's order. Guess who 
read General Logan's order. 

I want to commend Sebastian on his fine recitation of the Gettysburg Address. I 
believe that if I were competing against him I would have come in second again. 

Memorial Day was declared officially as a national holiday by federal law in 
1976. After World War 11, it was determined that all of those who died in any 
war or military action would be remembered on Memorial Day. 

We here, in Medfield, expect Memorial Day to be observed by a parade; 
however, the overall observance is much larger than that. In case you are not 
aware, a flag is place at the grave of every serviceperson in our cemetery. This 
has been done for many years by our Veteran's Service Officer, Marshall Chick, 
and the volunteers who help him. In fact, his father placed the flags before him. 

An additional way we observe this day, is that the American flag will be flown at 
half-staff until noon. Furthermore, there is a "National Moment of 
Remembrance" at 3 p.m., local time for all Americans "To voluntarily and 
informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, 
pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 
'Taps." And of course the playing of "Taps" gives each of us a time to pause and 
think about the true meaning of the day. 

I'm sure each of you has his own reason to observe this day. It is my sincere hope 
that those who are not here are not only thinking that this is just a day that they 
don't have to go to work, but that they also give some thought to the real 
meaning and purpose of this day. 

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So now let's talk about patriotism. By definition it is, "devoted love, support, and 
defense of one's country; national loyalty" What is it that makes us patriotic? For 
me it all started with what I learned while in the Boy Scouts, reciting the Pledge 
of Allegiance in school, plus observing the patriotism that was all us around 
during World War 1 1 . As children we knitted afghan squares and saved tin foil in 
order to help with the war effort. 

However, when I went into the Air Force I didn't feel the patriotism that I feel 
today. There were many incidents along the way that has helped my perspective 
grow. Seeing the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau with its gas chambers lets 
one really appreciate our country and its principles. Visiting the National 
Cemeteries in Belgium and England, where thousands are buried, makes one 
really understand the sacrifices our servicemen and women made and make. And 
of course the Pops concert on the Fourth of July brings patriotism to life in grand 
style. The playing and singing of the Star Spangle Banner at sporting events, etc. 
is always an emotional experience for me. 

When we think of patriotism, we also think of patriots. A patriot by definition is, 
"a person who loves, supports and defends his or her country and its interests 
with devotion." Without patriots and patriotism, perhaps we would still be a 
British colony. Patriots go back to the days before the Revolutionary war. The 
beginning of the democratic system as we know it today was conceived then. 

On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress enacted the Declaration of 
Independence. This act declared the thirteen colonies in America were "Free and 
independent." The men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and those 
that supported them were true patriots. They were actually committing treason in 
the eyes of the British crown. 

At the signing, Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having replied to a comment by 
John Hancock that they must all hang together. Ben said, "Yes, we must, indeed, 
all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." A play on 
words indicating that failure to stay united and succeed would lead to being tried 
and executed, individually, for treason. 

Twelve years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The United 
States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. It has since been 
amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments being known as the Bill 
of Rights. 

The Bill of Rights limits the powers of the Federal Government, protecting the 
rights of all citizens, residents and visitors on United States territory. 



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In particular, the Bill of Rights protects the freedoms of speech, press and 
religion; the right to keep and bear arms; the freedom of assembly; the freedom 
to petition; and prohibits unreasonable search and seizure; cruel and unusual 
punishment; and compelled self-incrimmination. 

The reason why we have a democracy that we can all be part of is because of the 
actions of our patriotic forefathers and the far reaching documents they created. 
They have kept us from being taken over by a dictatorship. 

Perhaps if the terrorists became aware of what is possible when it comes to the 
freedoms such that we enjoy, they would put down their arms and put their 
efforts into building a society where all of their citizens could live in peace with 
the same kind of liberties that we appreciate. 

We can not celebrate this Memorial Day without remembering our servicemen 
and women who are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and other locations where 
they are asked to serve. In spite of our feelings, no matter what they are, 
regarding these wars, we have to understand our military is doing what is asked 
of them. We owe them our gratitude. 

We know that Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful. Well, Memorial Day is also 
a day to be thankful. Take a moment to think and reflect upon on all that you 
have to be thankful for. It is also day to be thankful for those in the past and those 
today who are protecting our liberties and our way of life. 

I wish to turn to poetry again to help reaffirm the meaning of this day. This poem 
was written by CDR. Kelly Strong, USCG (Ret). It's titled, "No, Freedom Isn't 
Free." 

I watched the flag pass by one day. 
It fluttered in the breeze. 
A young Marine saluted it, 
And then he stood at ease. 
I looked at him in uniform 
So young, so tall, so proud, 
With hair cut square and eyes alert 
He'd stand out in any crowd. 
I thought how many men like him 
Had fallen through the years. 
How many died on foreign soil? 
How many mothers' tears? 

^How many pilots' planes shot down? 
How many died at sea? 
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? 
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No, freedom isn't free. 

I heard the sound of taps one night, 

When everything was still 

I listened to the bugler play 

And felt a sudden chill. 

I wondered just how many times 

That taps had meant "Amen," 

When a flag had draped a coffin 

Of a brother or a friend. 

I thought of all the children, 

Of the mothers and the wives, 

Of fathers, sons and husbands 

With interrupted lives. 

I thought about a graveyard 

At the bottom of the sea 

Of unmarked graves in Arlington. 

No, freedom isn't free. 



Thank you and please remember the real reason why we are all here today. 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Board of Health would like to recognize the resident volunteers 
who have stepped forward to assist the Board in two endeavors this past year: 
The Tick/Lyme Disease Community Panel and the Medfield Medical Reserve 
Corps. These two groups provide an invaluable service to the Town and the 
Board cannot thank them enough. If you would like more information about 
either of these groups, please do not hesitate to contact the Board of Health 
office. 

The Town of Medfield is a member of Region 4A in the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition. An eleven- 
town subgroup within Region 4A meets monthly to discuss, among other things, 
emergency planning and grant fund use. The Medfield Board of Health was host 
in September to a tabletop drill exercise. The purpose of the exercise was to test 
emergency planning currently in place. The drill was attended by 140 people 
from the 1 1-town subgroup and was held at The CENTER at Medfield. 

PUBLIC HEALTH 

Jean Sniffin, RN, B A of Century Health Systems continues to provide programs 
in health promotion to all age groups, supplementing traditional home health 
services. The major components of the Health Promotion Program are: 

Communicable Disease: 

Prevention and control of communicable disease through caseload, referrals, 
education and provision of follow up care consistent with public health practice. 
Total surveillance disease reports numbered 51, one half of which were identified 
as Lyme Disease. 

Public Health: 

The Board of Health would once again like to acknowledge and thank local 
residents, Jean Brown, RN, Joan Iafolla, RN and Joan Wood who volunteer their 
assistance to Jean Sniffin in order to ensure that the clinics run smoothly. 

Jean was available at the Board of Health's booth on Medfield Day, answering 
questions concerning Lyme Disease. Medfield's volunteers through its 
community panel are committed to educating the public with regard to this very 
serious illness. The Department of Public Health has acknowledged that Norfolk 
County has among the highest rate of Lyme Disease in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 



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Health Maintenance: 

Jean provides home visits as needed to residents who are homebound and have 
multiple chronic illnesses or conditions. The goal of the program is to assess 
changes in physical condition and the appropriate referral for medical care and/or 
social services. This prevents complications and unnecessary hospitalizations. 
Ambulatory residents are seen for physical assessment, health counseling, 
including hypertension screening, at the public clinics held each month at the 
Pfaff Center, Tilden Village and the Public Library. 

ENVIRONMENTAL 

William R. Domey, P.E., M.S.C.E., provided Environmental and Civil 
Engineering services to the Board of Health. These services include: oversight of 
septic systems including soil evaluations, determination of high groundwater, 
review of engineering plans for compliance with Title 5 and the Board of Health 
regulations, inspection of construction, evaluation of variance requests, and 
issuance of certificates of compliance; review of Site Plans and preliminary and 
definitive Subdivision Plans for compliance with the Board of Health stormwater 
regulations and suitability for on-site sewage disposal where applicable; review 
of on-site well water proposals, water quality and quantity results, and treatment 
units; review of Title 5 inspection reports that are performed, most often at time 
of sale, to assure that the inspector has followed the state mandated procedures 
for the evaluation; review of Building Permit applications for additions and 
renovations to assure that the proposed work does not conflict with the location 
or capacity of the septic system serving the property; investigation of complaints 
regarding sewage overflows, odors, illegal dumping, hazardous waste, and 
preparation of enforcement orders where applicable, and working with offending 
parties to attain compliance; issuance of Disposal System Installer and Septage 
Hauler Permits; provision of general consultation to the Board of Health; 
Assistance to the Board of Health in the preparation of regulations and 
guidelines; attendance at Board of Health meetings; and telephone or office 
consultation for questions and information of residents. 

During 2008, this agent assisted the Board of Health in the review, interpretation, 
and recommendations to the school department for the solution to the presence of 
lead in the school drinking water supply. Also, as in previous years, the major 
focus of the Environmental Engineer/ Agent has been septic systems, stormwater 
management, and site plan and subdivision reviews. As a result of a high degree 
of control over septic systems, the rate of failure of septic systems constructed 
since 1975 remains very low. For those who must upgrade, it should be noted 
that, to assist homeowners to minimize financial burden, the Board of Health 
issues local and state variances as needed to achieve Maximum Feasible 
Compliance. These variances have to be justified by documentation of difficult or 
limited site conditions or excessive construction costs. Guidelines are available at 
the Board of Health office. Reviews of proposed Site Plans and Subdivisions 
were continued or newly conducted for Baker Road Retention/Detention Basin, 

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Brook Village Project, Kingsbury Club, 90 North Street Pocket Neighborhood 
Project, Goddard School, 45 West Street Industrial/Commercial Building, 50 
Park Street Project. It should be noted that the long-standing existing stormwater 
regulations of the Board of Health provide Town of Medfield compliance with 
much of the EPA Phase II program. 

The following permits were issued during 2008: 

4 Soil Tests 13 Hauler's Permits 
12 Septic System Plan Reviews 22 Installer's Permits 

6 OFFAL Permits 2 Well Permits 

5 Septic Repair 45 Form A - Addition Renovations 
1 Septic System Permit for 

new or upgraded systems 

Sanitation: 



Public Protection Specialists, LLC professional staff conducted consulting 
services for enforcement of regulations related to food establishments, minimum 
housing standards, swimming facilities, recreational camps for children, and 
general sanitation issues. 

The services and consultation to the Board of Health included attending monthly 
Board meetings, inspections of food establishments and school cafeterias, 
conducting establishment plan reviews and providing consultation to residents, 
business owners, and municipal departments as necessary. New food 
establishments were provided with consultation for the opening of their new 
businesses throughout the application process. 

2008 Permits Issued: 

69 Food Services Permit - Includes: 

Restaurants, counter bars, churches, cafeteria food service and vending 
machines. Food stores / markets, bakeries. Temporary food service 
permits and catering services. 

12 Tobacco 

1 Semi Public Pool 

1 Bathing Beach 

1 Camp 



MEFIELD YOUTH OUTREACH 

Purpose - Medfield Youth Outreach (MYO) is a program located under the 
auspices of the Medfield Board of Health. The Town's Youth Outreach Workers 
provide short term individual and family counseling, information and referral, 

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crisis intervention, community programming, and assistance with access to 
financial assistance programs to Medfield residents ages birth to eighteen and 
their families. The Medfield Youth Outreach office is an intake site for the 
Federal Fuel Assistance Program for all Medfield residents. All of Medfield 
Youth Outreach services are free and confidential. 

The Medfield Youth Outreach Office is located on the 2 nd floor of the Town Hall. 
Appointments can be made by calling (508) 359-7121. Hours are full time and 
flexible to meet programmatic need. 

Information about MYO Staff- 

• Dawn Alcott, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Medfield Youth 
Outreach 

• Amanda Peterson, MA, LMHC, is the Medfield Youth Outreach Worker 

• Master's level interns may also serve field placements during the year. 
In September 2008 MYO welcomed Sean Sears, Counseling Intern from 
Boston College Lynch School of Education. Sean will intern through 
June 26, 2009. 

The Board of Health Liaison to MYO is Board of Health Member, Marcia 
Aigler. Marcia meets with Medfield Youth Outreach regularly and 
communicates with the Board of Health regarding Medfield Youth Outreach 
issues and activities. 

Counseling Services - In calendar year 2008, approximately 995 counseling 
hours were provided to Medfield youth and families through individual therapy 
sessions and support groups. Major counseling issues addressed during the 
calendar year included: 

Academic Difficulties, divorce, self-esteem, anger management, domestic 
violence, anxiety, family discord, sexual assault, grief, loss, financial difficulties, 
sexuality, body image/eating disorders, major mental illness, social skill 
concerns, child abuse/neglect, oppositional behavior, substance abuse, dating 
violence, parenting skills, violence, depression, relational aggression, self 
harming behaviors, friendship/ relationship concerns 

Referrals -Medfield Youth Outreach routinely provides outside referrals for 
clinical services, need based programs, substance abuse services, support groups, 
wrap around services, advocacy, and state /federal programs. MYO Staff 
provided 186 need contact hours helping residents apply for fuel assistance and 
other programs this year. 

Programs - Medfield Youth Outreach also facilitates various groups, programs, 
and services with in the community as able. This programming is related to the 



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needs of youth and their families. The programs offered are often prevention and 
psycho-educationally based. 

Community Collaboration - Medfield Youth Outreach collaborates with a wide 
network of organizations to better meet the needs of Medfield youth and their 
families including: The Medfield Youth and Community Commission, Medfield 
Public Schools, Medfield Police Department, Norfolk County District Attorney's 
Office, The South Middlesex Opportunity Council Fuel Assistance Program, 
Medfield Food Cupboard, Medfield Home Committee, The Medfield Angel Run 
Fund, Medfield Youth Substance Abuse Initiative, Riverside Community Care, 
and various other state and federal agencies, professional associations, clinical 
services, religious institutions, parent gatherings, and civic organizations. 

Volunteers - Medfield Youth Outreach welcomes volunteers to assist with the 
implementation of various programs and fundraising endeavors. Call the 
Medfield Youth Outreach office at 508-359-7121 to inquire. 

Donations - Medfield Youth Outreach is always seeking to expand services and 
create innovative programming. Funding from donations and grants has been 
utilized to purchase items for the office, cover the cost of special speakers, and to 
cover programming related expenses when possible. Donations can be made to 
Medfield Youth Outreach through a check made out to the Medfield Youth 
Outreach Gift Account. 

Youth Initiative 

The Medfield Board of Health continues their three-year grant from the 
Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation to address the issue of adolescent 
substance abuse. The Youth Substance Abuse Initiative embraces all aspects of 
the community to create successful collaborations in order to reduce youth 
substance use. The grant utilizes a community wide approach to develop new 
coalitions that work effectively with schools to ensure evidence based prevention 
curricula and best practice resources to the community. The focus of the grant 
continues to target parents. The goals of the initiative are to increase parental 
monitoring of adolescents, enlist parents to monitor alcohol and prescription 
drugs in their homes and communicate with youth to reduce and prevent 
substance use. By implementing safety strategies, Medfield hopes to positively 
impact the cultural norm, and reduce youth substance use. Medfield joins other 
Metrowest communities to address the prevention, intervention and access to 
treatment of adolescent substance abuse. 

Report of the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project 

The operational program of the Project integrates all proven technologies into an 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system of mosquito control and vector 
management that is rational, environmentally sensitive and cost effective. 



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Surveillance: Surveys, inspections, and monitoring in support of our program 
include GIS mapping of breeding areas, larval and adult collections, and 
fieldwork evaluations leading to better water management. West Nile virus and 
Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been active in Norfolk County over the past 
several years, which has resulted in an expansion of the surveillance program in 
collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), 
State Laboratory Institute. MDPH has requested that the Norfolk County 
Mosquito Control Project expand mosquito surveillance across the county for the 
purpose of detecting viruses in collected mosquitoes as an early warning system 
for the residents of the county. Considerable manpower has been reallocated to 
these efforts, which is not reflected in this report. 

All mosquito eggs need water to hatch and to sustain larval growth. 

Water Management Activities: An important component of our IPM approach 
is the management of shallow, standing, stagnant water, and the maintenance of 
existing flow systems which if neglected can contribute to mosquito breeding. 
Site visits, pre and post monitoring, photographic documentation, survey 
measurements, flagging, accessing assessors information, maintenance of 
paperwork and electronic forms, communication with and/or meeting on site with 
residents, town/state/federal officials and maintaining regulatory compliance are 
all important aspects of this program. In addition to normal drainage system 
maintenance, Project personnel advise residents on removal of water holding 
artificial containers on their property for the purpose of eliminating potential 
West Nile virus mosquito breeding habitat. 

Drainage ditches checked/cleaned 900 feet 

Culverts checked /cleaned 30 culverts 

Intensive Hand Cleaning*/ Brush Cut 500 feet 
* Combination of brush cutting and clearing of severely degraded drainage 
systems or streams by hand 

Larval Control: Treatment of mosquito larvae during aquatic development is the 
next most effective control effort. These applications were conducted after 
devoting many man-hours to collecting larval data that is used for targeting 
purposes as well as for determining efficacy of these applications. The products 
used during these applications were Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and 
Methoprene. 

Aerial larvicide applications 760 acres 

Larval control - briquette & granular applications by hand 15 acres 

Rain Basin treatments - briquettes by hand 754 basins 
(West Nile virus control) 



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Adult Control: The suppression of flying adult mosquitoes becomes necessary 
when they are numerous, annoying, and/or threaten public health. These 
applications are conducted based on residential complaints as well as by 
analyzing adult mosquito population data collected from light traps. Additional 
applications may have occurred following identification of mosquito born viruses 
such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The product used 
during these applications was Sumithrin. 

Adult control aerosol applications from trucks 3,206 acres 

The Board of Health holds its meetings on the second Wednesday evening of 
each month at 6:30 PM. These meetings are open to the public and citizens are 
invited to attend. The Board of Health office is attended Monday through 
Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Elizabeth Dorisca, Chairperson 
Marcia Aigler, Member 
Kathleen Schapira, Member 
Melissa Savilonis, Member 






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MEDFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Housing Authority is pleased to submit its annual report for the 
year ending December 31, 2008. 

The Medfield Housing Authority is authorized by and operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 12 IB of Massachusetts General Law and is responsible to 
the Department of Housing and Community Development for the management of 
Chapter 667 Elderly/Handicapped Housing. The office is open on a part time 
schedule Monday-Thursday for twenty-four hours per week and closed on 
Fridays. The maintenance department is open Monday-Friday for thirty-five 
hours per week. A five-member board of which the people of Medfield elect 
four and one is appointed by the state establishes policy. 

The Authority holds its regular meeting on the second Wednesday of every 
month at 7 PM in the office of the Executive Director, 30 Pound Street and as 
posted at Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public. 

2008 has been a year of transition for the Medfield Housing Authority. Donna 
Shannon retired in December 2007 after twelve (12) successful years as 
Executive Director. All the Tilden Village tenants will sorely miss her. A new 
Director, Colleen Sullivan-Locchi was appointed in February 2008. There was 
also a change in the Board Members, as Commissioner Leo Surette did not seek 
re-election. Mr. Surette' s input was highly regarded by his fellow members and 
he too is missed. 

Maureen Daniels was elected in March 2008 to serve on the Board. 

Elections for Board Officers were held in June with the following results: 

L. Paul Galante, Jr., Chairman; Valerie Mariani, Vice Chairman and State 
Appointee; Eldred Whyte, Treasurer; Lisa Donovan, Assistant Treasurer 

A blood pressure clinic is hosted in our community center on the third Tuesday 
of every month at 1:30 PM and all are welcome to participate. Thank you to the 
Board of Health and our VNA. 

TRIAD has also undergone a few changes and is now meeting on a quarterly 
basis on the fourth Wednesday of the month in our community room. The 
schedule is posted at the Tilden Village Community Center and the COA. All 
Medfield seniors are encouraged to attend these meetings as the speakers always 
have great information to share. 

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This summer the Housing Authority completed a Capital Improvement Project 
replacing seven roofs and two copulas with grant funding from DHCD. 

The students from the Blake Middle School outdid themselves with holiday 
festivities for the tenants. Ellen McConnell from Blake Middle School 
coordinated this event and many parents were also on hand assisting the students. 
Thank you to all, it was impressive. 

Thank you to the various groups and clubs that have extended assistance to the 
tenants here at Tilden Village throughout the year. Many do not realize how 
even the smallest of gestures are appreciated and important to your neighbors. 

The Medfield Housing Authority would also like to thank the Fire and Police 
Departments, along with the Highway and Water Departments for their continued 
support and assistance. 

The Executive Director would like to extend her appreciation to everyone that 
stopped by or called to welcome her and offer their assistance and support. It 
certainly helped make the transition a bit easier. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Colleen P. Sullivan-Locchi, Executive Director 

L. Paul Galante, Jr., Chairman 

Valerie Mariana, Vice Chairman, State Appointee 

Eldred Whyte, Treasurer 

Lisa M. Donovan, Assistant Treasurer 

Maureen Daniels, Commissioner 



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COUNCIL ON AGING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

On January 6, 2008, doors to The CENTER at Medfield swung open for over 600 
people. Council on Aging Board Chairman, Louis Fellini, broke a bottle of 
champagne over the threshold to mark the occasion. A celebration was enjoyed 
by all who were there, community members, Board of Selectmen and Town 
Administration, Senator James Timility, Representative Richard Ross, Emmett 
Schmarsow, the Adult Community Center Building Committee, the Council on 
Aging Board, members of Gram-Meus Architects and Northeast Interior 
Construction to name a few. It was a day in history for the Council on Aging that 
will be remembered by all and a beginning for services and programs that will 
grow to meet the ever changing needs of the community. 

Council on Aging board members Mr. Louis Fellini, Chairman, Mrs. Kathy 
Kristof, Vice Chairwoman, Mrs. Virginia Whyte, Mr. Neil DuRoss and Mrs. 
Patricia Shapiro have experienced the challenges of a new building and have met 
those challenges. Working with Director, Roberta Lynch they have created 
policies for building rentals and use that will mirror the intent and purpose for 
which the building was created. The building has seen 16 rentals throughout the 
past year. Events have included a 50 th birthday party, bridal shower, wedding 
reception, various meetings, fashion show, disaster preparedness workshop, 
Senior Expo, funeral reception and other events. All functions were very 
successful and the COA received positive feedback regarding the building and its 
versatility. The total rental revenue received is $4,524.00 and expenses 
associated with rentals were $504.00. The building is now home for all Town of 
Medfield elections and, as most are aware the 2008 Presidential Election was 
very busy with over 7,000 people coming through the building. 

All towns who have opened new centers have experienced an increase in 
participation and The CENTER at Medfield has seen a 60% increase in 
participation since the building opened. This increase is confirmed through the 
software program that tracks participation. There has been an increase in 
unduplicated people served from 3 14 in 2007 to 495 in 2008. Those numbers are 
based solely on people using their scan card and keep in mind that often times 
cards are forgotten or lost and we believe that the percentage increase is higher. 

The Council on Aging has operated the new building within the estimated budget 
and now after one full year has a better handle on the actual costs related to the 
building. During 2008, the COA staff continued to work hard and provide the 
necessary services to residents. Pat Elliot, R.N. continues to facilitate the Low 
Vision support group, along with assessing the needs of seniors through her 

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outreach efforts. Patsy Nettles is a master at recruiting new volunteers and 
assisting with the many needs of the COA. She manages and recruits for the 
Volunteer Driving Program, Shoveling out Senior Program and coordinates the 
65 participants of the Tax Work-Off Program during the year. The monthly 
newsletter is published right out of the COA office, with over 500 mailings and 
an additional 500 newsletters are printed for direct pick up at the COA, local 
businesses, Town Hall, and the Library. Unknown to many, the COA offers a 
medical equipment loan program available to all community members. We have 
loaned equipment to many people, either recovering from surgery, or for a 
visiting relative. Available equipment includes walkers, commodes, canes, 
shower chairs, slide boards and wheel chairs. Medical equipment loans have 
increased, with 93 pieces of equipment loaned out in 2008. 

Transportation is our number one program. Transportation needs to be accessible 
and reliable for any COA to be successful. Under the direction of Juan Anacleto, 
our commitment to great service is maintained, allowing seniors to maintain a 
level of independence, offer an avenue for socialization and improve the quality 
of life. Through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, Medfield 
COA received a Mobility Assistance Grant and received an eight passenger 
handicapped accessible van in July 2008. The COA has three vehicles, all 
handicapped accessible, to meet the growing needs of the community. 

The Council on Aging is delighted to see our Friends Group (FOSI) as an active 
and supportive extension of the Council on Aging. President Bill Johnson and 
Vice-president Chuck Conti, along with FOSI members, Kathleen Kristof, Anne 
Johnson, Beth Weaver, Sue Monroe, and Jane Timmerman have raised over 
$28,000.00 for the new center. Through their Buy-A-Brick program, Outreach 
Program, Yard Sales and Shaw's Receipt Program, the Friends have supported 
the COA with enhancements including, storage shed, snow blower, granite 
mailbox post and mailbox, garden hoses and containers, picnic benches and 
umbrellas, double-tank gas grill, stainless steel cooler, seven flat screen computer 
monitors and many other items. The COA is appreciative of all FOSI 
contributions. 

The efforts of the COA have not gone unnoticed, as we have received donations 
totaling $4,200.00 in the memory of COA participants Ruth Connolly, Roger 
Laakso, Dorothy McMurtrie, Charlie Sullivan, and Walter Zalinsky. The COA 
also received a generous donation from the estate of long-time Medfield resident 
Mr. Charles W. Jenks of $41,855.24 in recognition and appreciation of Roberta 
Lynch, and is to be expended under the direction of Medfield' s Council on 
Aging. Monies from these donations will be used to initiate a Respite Care 
Program in 2009. 

This has been an exciting year, as we opened our doors to a new building with so 
much potential. The Medfield Council on Aging has experienced their first year 

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in a most magnificent building. We welcome new ideas and suggestions from 
community members, and we will continue to work hard to make The CENTER 
a very special place. This is your building and we hope that adult community 
members in Medfield will enjoy all that is offered. Through community spirit 
and generosity, the dream is a year old reality. We wish to thank you, the Town 
of Medfield, for supporting the Council on Aging. We look forward to continued 
growth that meets the changing needs of the community. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Roberta Lynch, Director 

Louis Fellini, Chairman 

Kathleen Kristof, Vice Chairwoman 

Virginia Whyte 

Neil DuRoss 

Patricia Shapiro 



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PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

We are pleased to present the 2008 Annual report for the Department of Park and 
Recreation. 

The Medfield Park and Recreation Commission is a five member, elected board 
of volunteers. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of facilitating 
a wide variety of programs for residents of all ages and maintaining the Pfaff 
Community Center and 1 1 other public properties - Town Hall, Library, Public 
Safety Building, Historical Society, Dwight Derby House, Metacomet Park, 
Hinkley Park & Swim Pond, Baxter Park, Meeting House Pond and McCarthy 
Park. 

The Commission's responsibilities include: recruiting qualified personnel; 
creating policies; generating diversified recreational and educational 
opportunities; monitoring the maintenance schedule for public properties; and 
advising the Director to achieve the goals set forth in the Park and Recreation 
Comprehensive Plan. The department consists of a Director, Program 
Coordinator and an Office Assistant. Additional personnel are recruited to teach 
classes and organize summer programs. Responsibilities of the department 
include: creating, implementing, evaluating and adjusting year round leisure 
experiences; establishing fiscal and personnel plans to complete the objectives 
for each program; monitoring public property usage; and implementing a 
comprehensive facility and field maintenance plan. 

The Commission continues to focus our efforts on meeting the demand for a new 
Town owned and operated Recreation Center. Two groups of qualified, 
independent town residents have studied the detail of the new facility's income 
and expense projections. The first study group, three appointed by Park and 
Recreation Representatives and six other independent town residents with 
appropriate professional experience appointed by town officials, has concluded 
that the town could build and operate a greatly enhanced recreational facility and 
programs with a relatively modest increase in the current town spending for the 
department. The Second Finance Study Group was charged to refine the 
proposals for three municipal projects, Recreation Center, Highway Garage and 
Public Safety Building, and create a plan to pay for them. They have also 
expressed the need for a new Recreation Center. 

The project nearly passed at the 2008 Town Meeting, falling short by a handful 
of votes. The Commission will continue to evaluate all of our options to give 
Medfield residents a premier facility with minimal cost to the Town. The 

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Commission would like to thank everyone who has contributed toward moving 
this project forward and assure our Medfield families that we are committed to 
providing a recreation center that we can all be proud of as soon as the town's 
financial outlook stabilizes. 

The Park and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality programs, 
at an affordable price, that will enhance the quality of life for Medfield residents. 
The Department offered over three hundred affordable enrichment programs 
throughout the year. Over eight thousand individual participants have enjoyed 
participating in a wide range of programs, competed on our athletic fields, 
reflected in our memorial park and utilized our recreational facilities. Park and 
Recreation is a vital and affordable resource that brings our community together. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the scores of residents who 
volunteer their time and energies in our recreation and sports programs. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mel Seibolt 
Lisa Louttit 
Steve Farrar 
Toby Burrell 
Tom Cararagliano 



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TREE WARDEN AND INSECT CONTROL DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my report for the calendar year ending December 31, 2008. 

During the year the Town experienced some tree damage due to snow and ice storms. 

Stump removal from the previous tree removals continues as workload permits. 

Approximately 1.2 billion hardwood trees in the United States are at risk due to the 
voracious larvae of Asian Long Horned Beetles. The beetle is present in the Worcester 
County area and Medfield is continuously on the watch for any sign of these destructive 
beetles. 

This year Stumpy' s Tree Service began their three-year contract with the Town. 

The department would like to thank Lueder Environmental Tree & Landscaping 
Company for their help and professional advice throughout the year. 

I would like to thank the various Town Departments for their help throughout the year. 

Residents are reminded that if they DO NOT wish spraying to be done on their property, 
prior notice must be sent to the Town Clerk by registered mail no later than March 1 st of 
that year. This notice must be given each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Hinkley 

Tree Warden 

Director of Inspect Pest Control 



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METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL 

ANNUAL REPORT 

2008 

Created by an act of the Legislature in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local cooperation and advocates for smart 
growth by working closely with cities and towns, state and federal agencies, non- 
profit institutions, and community-based organizations in the 101 cities and 
towns of Metropolitan Boston. MAPC strives to provide leadership on emerging 
issues of regional significance by conducting research, building coalitions, 
advocating for public policies, and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use 
planning, water resources management, transportation, housing, resource 
protection, economic development, public safety, geographic information 
systems (GIS), collective purchasing, data analysis and research, legislative and 
regulatory policy, and the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. 
More information is available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial 
appointees, and 13 appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive 
Committee comprising 25 elected members oversees agency operations. The 
agency employs approximately 40 professional staff under the leadership of an 
executive director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental 
contracts and foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment on member 
municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has 
divided the region into eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council 
of local leaders and stakeholders, and a staff coordinator provides organizational 
and technical staff support. 

Advancing Smart Growth 

MAPC is directed by statute to adopt, from time to time, a comprehensive 
regional plan. Our current plan, MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston 
Region, was adopted by the Council on December 2, 2008. This initiative, 
which has engaged over 5,000 individual and organizations throughout the 
region, will guide Metro Boston's growth and development, as well as the 
preservation of critical resources, through the year 2030. At the December 2 
meeting, Council members and MetroFuture friends and supporters voted to 
move the project from planning into advocacy and action, and participants helped 
to set priorities among a series of implementation strategies designed to move 
MetroFuture into this dynamic next stage. MetroFuture is uniting the efforts of 
MAPC, partner organizations, and the thousands of "plan-builders" in an effort to 
alter regional priorities and growth patterns consistent with the new plan. 

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As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, MAPC helped to 
form the Transportation Investment Coalition last year. This year, the group of 
business, environmental, public interest, and planning organizations changed its 
name to Our Transportation Future, and has actively advocated for savings, 
efficiencies, and new revenues to address the state transportation finance deficit. 

MAPC has continued its participation on a zoning reform task force chaired by 
Undersecretary for Economic Development Gregory Bialecki. The "Land Use 
Partnership Act," developed through the task force, would establish a 
framework for municipalities to designate growth and preservation areas, and to 
develop consistency between master plans and zoning. The bill would 
significantly modernize the state's outdated zoning and subdivision laws, 
providing a menu of reforms to all municipalities, and additional relief to those 
who choose to opt into the bill's planning and smart growth requirements. 
Passing legislation to reform zoning and planning in the Commonwealth will 
remain a key area of focus at MAPC throughout 2009. 

Collaboration for Excellence in Local Government 

Subregional councils continued to communicate with MAPC's eight regions and 
to gather citizen input this year. Most of the subregional coordinators hosted 
legislative breakfasts this year, where participants could prioritize legislative 
goals and ideas with their delegation. 

Through its Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC helped 21 communities secure more 
than $2 million in Shannon Grant funding over the past three years to 
implement multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary strategies to combat youth 
violence, gang violence, and substance abuse. Our North Shore Coalition has 
grown and flourished during 2008, working on issues as diverse as transportation 
planning, anti-gang programs, and consolidation of services. 

Collaboration for Public Safety 

MAPC performs fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the 
Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a 
network of 85 cities and towns north and west of Boston. In 2008, MAPC helped 
to develop evacuation and sheltering plan templates across the region, and 
created three regional caches of emergency response equipment that can be 
loaned out to municipalities for drill exercises or emergencies. 

MAPC completed Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans for 46 cities and towns this 
year, on top of the 29 plans already completed in recent years. Each plan 
recommends strategies to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters before they 
occur, along with a GIS map series depicting areas subject to various natural 
hazards. 



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Collaboration for Municipal Savings 

MAPC's Regional Services Consortia administered procurements for more than 
50 cities and towns, saving communities up to 20% on purchases such as office 
supplies, paving services, and road maintenance. In 2008, MAPC performed 
multiple procurements for five consortia: North Shore, South Shore, Metrowest, 
Northwest and Merrimack Valley (the last in collaboration with the Merrimack 
Valley Planning Commission). MAPC also entered the vehicle fuels market in 
2008, procuring a contract for several South Shore towns. 

Reliable Data, Available to All 

MAPC, along with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, 
continued this year to provide municipalities with Pictometry Oblique Aerial 
Imagery Technology free of charge to cities and towns. The Pictometry Oblique 
Aerial Imagery Technology allows users to display features such as buildings, 
land areas and hydrology, which may be viewed from several directions and at 
different scales. 

In April 2008, Pictometry International once again conducted a flyover of the 
entire state that provides five-way aerial imagery for all public sector agencies 
statewide. The five-way imagery consists of four oblique views (north, south, 
east and west) and one straight down view that may be viewed through 
Pictometry 's Electronic Field Study software version 2.7, which is also available 
at no cost to municipalities. 

MAPC also continued expanding the MetroBostonDataCommon.org Web site, 
which provides on-line mapping and chart-generating tools for users. This year, 
the Massachusetts School Building Authority contracted with MAPC for analysis 
and consulting services, including analysis of the impact of new schools on 
enrollment patterns. The Data Center also began distributing a monthly e-mail 
newsletter highlighting new datasets and resources for constituents. 

MAPC's data center is partnering with the Donahue Institute at the University of 
Massachusetts to encourage more accurate counts on the 2010 Federal Census. 
MAPC is helping municipalities prepare for the Census in many ways, including 
advocating for the formation of Complete Count Committees that can target 
hard-to-count population groups such as recent immigrants and renters in each 
city and town. 

Getting Around the Region 

MAPC continued its popular Regional Bike Parking Program, negotiating 
discount group purchasing contracts with three leading vendors of bicycle 
parking equipment. This allows MAPC communities, the MBTA, and the 
Department of Conservation and Recreation to purchase discounted equipment. 
The Boston Region MPO, the Executive Office of Transportation, and the 
Federal Highway Administration have provided generous funding to support 

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100% reimbursement of the cost of eligible bike parking equipment bought 
through this program. Communities around the region have used the program to 
put new racks at schools, libraries, parks, and shopping areas. A total of 788 
racks holding 2472 bicycles have been installed at 25 communities throughout 
the region. 

MAPC continued its work on the Regional Pedestrian Plan, administering a 
survey this year to nearly 2,000 people. The plan will identify policies to make 
walking more convenient, safe and practical. 

On Beacon Hill 

• Municipal Health Insurance: 

MAPC continued encouraging municipalities to join the Massachusetts 
Group Insurance Commission (GIC), which can help communities 
save millions of dollars each year by taking advantage of lower insurance 
rates available through the GIC. To date, 27 municipalities have joined 
the GIC. 

• Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 

Over the last three years, MAPC's advocacy and grant development 
services have helped more than two dozen communities to secure 
funding for interdisciplinary programs that focus on youth violence, 
drugs, and enforcement against gangs. The program was funded at $13 
million in Fiscal 2009. 

• Statewide Population Estimates Program: 

A $600,000 line item in the 2008 budget provided the State Estimates 
Program with more resources to prepare for the 2010 Census. This 
program will help correct the deficiencies of recent population estimates 
and to prevent similar deficiencies from occurring in 2010. Conservative 
estimates suggest Massachusetts stands to gain between $2.5 million and 
$5 million per year in federal funding, or between $7.5 million and $15 
million between 2007 and the 2010 Census as a direct result of the 
program's efforts. 

• Surplus Land: 

MAPC continues to advocate for passage of a new policy on the 
disposition of surplus state land. Specifically, we continue to build 
support for our proposal that encourages smart growth development on 
surplus land while giving municipalities a meaningful role in the 
disposition process, a discounted right of first refusal, and financial 
participation in the proceeds. 

• Community Preservation Act: 

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CPA has been very popular throughout the region, but recently the state 
matching fund has declined precipitously. Legislation filed by Senator 
Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Representative Stephen Kulik (D- 
Worthington) would secure adequate funding over the long term for the 
state's CPA matching fund, and encourage even more communities to 
join. 

• District Local Technical Assistance 

The planning assistance offered through the District Local Technical 
Assistance Fund (DLTA) was funded at $2 million for Fiscal 2009. It 
enables the state's 13 Regional Planning Agencies, including MAPC, to 
provide municipalities with technical assistance in two key areas: 
achieving smart growth land use objectives, and consolidating 
procurement, services and planning across city and town lines. 

MAPC Annual Report prepared and submitted by Marc D. Draisen, Executive 
Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council 



Subregion 

Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) 

Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, 
Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood 

The Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) is comprised of thirteen 
communities southwest of Boston. Taber Keally, Town of Milton, is the Chair. 
The purpose of TRIC is to encourage cooperative action concerning growth and 
development. This sub region includes the communities of Canton, Dedham, 
Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, 
Stoughton, Walpole, and Westwood. 

In 2008, TRIC) met monthly to discuss issues of inter-municipal significance. 
Participants at TRIC meetings can include Local Council Representatives, town 
planners, membership of municipal Planning Boards, Town Administrators, and 
Chambers of Commerce. 

Presentations of significance at TRIC meetings in 2008 included zoning reform 
in Massachusetts, input to the framework for the Land Use Partnership Act, the 
Smart Growth/Smart Energy resources provided by the Commonwealth, the 
Transportation Improvement Program, oblique aerial imagery and software 
available to municipalities, the Commonwealth Capital application process, the 
1-95, 1-93, University Avenue & Dedham Street Interchanges Project , best 
practices in Streamlined Local Permitting, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care 
Products (PCPP), recommendations of the Massachusetts Transportation 
Finance Commission, review of technical assistance programs targeted to 

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municipalities and provided by Massachusetts Department of Housing and 
Community Development (DHCD), input to the Regional Pedestrian Plan and the 
Regional Bike Parking Program, technical assistance in preparing proposals for 
the Suburban Mobility Program, assistance in creating an inventory of open 
space and in preparing a Regional Open Space Plan, discussion and technical 
assistance regarding the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) grant 
program. 

Current major growth and development issues of shared concern in these towns 
include the potential for South Coast Rail construction and implementation to 
negatively impact local economic development, the potential for South Coast 
Rail construction to adversely impact privately held property, traffic congestion 
and gridlock now occurring on municipal roads in peak travel hours, and a strong 
desire to work cooperatively with the Commonwealth to institute assessment of 
development impacts with a regional scope as opposed to assessment of impacts 
on a project-by-project basis that has a focus on a single municipality. 



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NORFOLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 



To the Citizens of Norfolk County: 

Incorporated in 1793, the County of Norfolk includes twenty-eight cities and towns, 
mostly located in the south and west of Boston. 

Norfolk County is known as the County of Presidents because it is the birthplace of four 
Presidents of the United States: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy and 
George Herbert Walker Bush. 

County government is responsible for regional services that include the Registry of 
Deeds, County Agricultural High School, Sheriffs department, County Engineering, 
Trial Court Facilities Maintenance, Wollaston Recreational Facility and other 
departments and services. 

Decreased revenues presented significant challenges during FY2008. County revenues 
are significantly affected by conditions in the real estate and credit markets. 
Expenditures were scaled back and staffing reduced while every effort was made to 
maintain and improve services. 

During FY2008 capital improvements continued to be made to County facilities, 
including new replacement windows, upgrade of the electrical service at Superior Court, 
additional work at other courthouses and improvements at the Wollaston Recreational 
Facility. A complete list of projects is listed in our County's Annual Report. 

We wish to take this opportunity to thank the County's department heads and employees, 
as well as elected officials, both state and local, for all their efforts on behalf of Norfolk 
County and its communities. 

As County Commissioners, we are privileged to serve you. 



Francis W. O'Brien, Chairman 
John M. Gillis 
Peter H. Collins 



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TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 

ANNUAL REPORT 

2008 

In July, 2008, the School Committee reorganized and elected the following 
officers: Chair, Henry McDeed (North Attleboro), Vice Chair, Donald Seymour 
(Norfolk) and Secretary, Jonathan Dowse, (Sherborn). 

The School Committee conducts its regularly scheduled meetings on the third 
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room at the school. 
Sub-committee meetings are scheduled as needed. 

As a result of student performance on the 2008 HSTW Assessment in reading, 
mathematics, and science, and coupled with the school's effort to offer rigorous 
coursework in core academic classes as well as career technical programs, and 
through its continuing commitment to the ten key practices of High Schools That 
Work, the Southern Regional Education Board has named Tri-County RVTHS a 
Pacesetter School for 2008-2010. This marks the second time that the school has 
received the Pacesetter designation. Tri-County was the only Massachusetts 
school so honored. Thirty-three of the 68 students who participated in the 
assessment received the High Schools That Work Award of Excellence, and each 
received a cash award from Dean Bank Scholar's program at Honors Night 
ceremonies 

Only 25 schools in the HSTW network, and only 4 vocational technical high 
schools received the Pacesetter designation at the Summer Staff Development 
Conference in Nashville, TN, on July 9, 2008. Paul Trovato, HSTW Site 
Committee Chair, accepted the award. 

Senior students in the math statistics course participated in the first National 
Financial Literacy Assessment. Among 46,000 students nationwide, Tri-County 
scored in the top 25% nationally. Also, as a member of the Continental Math 
League, Tri-County freshmen participated in a series of contests throughout the 
year. For the first time ever, Tri-County students scored first in the New 
England/Canada region on these assessments. 

Beginning in September, 2008, all academic courses have a College Preparatory 
or higher designation. All resource/skills classes for students with IEP's have 
been eliminated, and those students are included in College Preparatory courses, 
with the support of special education consultants and/or paraprofessionals, who 
assist the regular education teacher in ensuring that students' learning 
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Graduation 

On June 8, 2008, 182 students graduated in an impressive afternoon ceremony. 
Superintendent-Director Barbara A. Renzoni, presided over the ceremony while 
Paul Carbone, Chairman of the Tri-County School Committee, delivered the 
welcoming address to more than 1,000 guests. Jean Mallon, Director of 
Guidance, presented scholarships and awards totaling $61,100 to deserving 
seniors. 

Guidance & Special Education Services 

In September 2007, Tri-County welcomed 916 students to the new school year. 
The respective number of students from member towns is as follows: Franklin 
179, Medfield 13, Medway 60, Millis 52, Norfolk 38, North Attleboro 244, 
Plainville 73, Seekonk 63, Sherborn 2, Walpole 58, and Wrentham 77. Also, 57 
students were enrolled from out-of-district towns. 

During the 2007-2008 school year the Guidance Department continued its 
programs to provide information to students, parents, sending schools and 
District communities. The Department provided counseling for students 
regarding career pathways and post-secondary education. Safe and Drug Free 
presentations were offered to students school- wide. The Guidance Department, 
with the assistance of personnel from Dean College and MEFA, presented 
programs on college preparation. Tri-County hosted Career Days for over 2,500 
Grade 8 students from the Regional District. 

Guidance services include the development of a 4-year career plan for students in 
grades 9 through 12. The career plans are reviewed with parents at the annual 
parent-student-guidance counselor conference. College planning is enhanced 
using an electronic planning platform which can be accessed by parents, students, 
and counselors. Additional college planning information is available on the 
school website. 

Academics 

Tri-County continues to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and 100% of the 
Class of 2008 passed the MCAS Assessment. To enhance the possibility for an 
increasing percentage of students to achieve proficient and/or advanced status on 
future MCAS assessments, and to prepare for the heightened state expectations in 
Biology, the administration re-configured delivery of our special education 
services in grades 9 and 10. Implementing a special education consultant model 
in English and mathematics, and to a lesser degree in science, has allowed for 
students with an IEP to have greater access to the College Preparatory 
curriculum, without sacrificing due attention to their required accommodations. 
In addition, this model has enabled us to limit class sizes in these core areas. 

As a means of preparing for the Senior Project, successful completion of which is 
now a graduation requirement, all students in grades 9 and 10 complete a 

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documented research paper in English class. Tri-County students also continued 
to excel in competitive academic writing and speaking events, capturing 3 local 
awards and a district award in the Voice of Democracy contest. 

Through the HSTW Curriculum Focus Committee, the department recommended 
that, beginning with the Class of 2012, all students be required to pass 4 years of 
Social Studies. The HSTW Site Committee, the administration and the School 
Committee subsequently approved the new requirement. 

Collaboration between the Social Studies and English departments has spawned 
an integrated Humanities approach to senior Honors English and World History. 
For the 2008-2009 school year all seniors will take World History at either the 
College Preparatory or Honors level. 

Competitive grant writing has enabled the Science Department to participate in 
Bio Teach, a series of extended lab activities. Four teachers attended a 3-day 
workshop in preparation for the implementation of the new activities and the 
scheduling of the Bio Teach mobile lab. Grant funds will pay for the needed 
equipment and supplies, as well as stipends for the teacher workshop 
participants. In addition, the school secured an academic support grant, enabling 
members of the Mathematics, English and Special Education Departments to 
design curriculum units in freshman English and Algebra 1, focusing on specific 
curriculum framework standards. The units were part of the Summer Academy 
curriculum and will be implemented in all freshman classes in the fall. 

Significant professional development in technology during this year increased the 
ability of individual teachers and department groups in utilizing data to inform 
instruction, and in re-aligning the sequence/focus in specific curriculum areas. 
Training in Smartboard technology has also served to enhance instruction and 
engage students. Additional training in PowerTeacher Gradebook will enable all 
teachers to access and enter grades from their home computers. 

Further refinements to the scoring rubrics for the various components of the 
Senior Project have facilitated its grading process; the success of the Senior 
Project Fair in 2007 prompted a repeat of this event in May, 2008, providing all 
students in the lower grades with a preview of their own future accomplishments, 
and allowing parents and advisory board members to witness the high level of 
skill attainment by our students. 

As increasing numbers of Tri-County students decide to continue their formal 
education beyond high school, we have worked this year to provide students with 
additional academic opportunities, without compromising the time on learning 
needed to maximize their career-technical experience. After a year of 
investigation and preparation, Tri-County students began taking on-line courses 
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and enabled participating students to expand their elective coursework and/or 
provide ancillary content for their vocational concentrations. Courses for which 
Tri-County students registered included: Latin, Animal Behavior and Zoology, 
AP Computer Science, Criminology, Animation and Effects, Anatomy and 
Physiology, Flash MX Basics, Internet Research and Web Design; Investing in 
the Stock market, Business and Personal Law, Entrepeneurship, and Music 
Listening and Critique 

Vocational/Technical Programs 

Students in the Vocational/Technical Programs experienced many successes, 
both school wide, and in their individual career areas. The grade 11 students 
from every vocational area participated in the 10-hour OSHA training program in 
February. The training included 2 full days of interactive, specialized instruction 
in construction and general industry health and safety standards. All students 
passed the required exam and received a 10-hour OSHA green card. Also, all 
students in grades 9 through 12 collected best works, both vocational and 
academic, letters of recommendation, awards and certificates, and resumes and 
cover letters to continue building their professional portfolios. And finally, Tri- 
County students again achieved success at the State SkillsUSA Competition. In 
fact, a student from Electronics competing in the Electronics Technology 
competition was awarded 14 th place at the National SkillsUSA Competition in 
June. A student in the post secondary Practical Nursing Program brought home 
the National Silver Medal for her achievement in Health Professional Portfolio. 
A student from the Medical Careers shop was elected a Massachusetts State 
Officer for the coming school year. 

Successes in Individual Vocational/Technical Areas 

Collision Repair/Auto Technology : Students in the Collision Repair Shop 
continued to serve the needs of the community and the Tri-County School 
District by repairing their vehicles under the supervision of their instructors. 
Auto Technology was the most popular vocational program among grade 9 
students this past year. Students in this shop repair, maintain, and service the 
Tri-County school vehicles as well as those of residents from the Tri-County 
RVTHS 1 1 town district. Both Collision Repair and Auto Technology continue 
to be ASE Certified from the National Automotive Technicians Education 
Foundation. This nationally recognized certification is considered to be the 
highest achievement known in the Automotive Industry. 

Carpentry : The Carpentry students were busy this past year working on three 
outside projects. The first project was to build bases for 12 mahogany display 
cases for the Franklin Historical Society. The second phase of this project will 
commence in September of 2008. The Carpentry students will construct shelving 
for the library in the Historical Society's new building. The second project 
completed by our Carpentry students was the construction of a storage shed in 
the Town of Sherborn. The third project was building a field house at Medfield 

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High School. The Carpentry students also assisted in the construction of a garage 
located at Tri-County RVTHS. The students will continue this project 
throughout the 08/09 school year. 

Computer Information Systems : Students in our CIS program continued to 
successfully pass certification tests in MOS, IC and A+. These accomplishments 
will certainly give CIS students many opportunities for employment and higher 
education success. 

Cosmetology : This program continues to engage the largest number of students. 
Students in grades 1 1 and 12 operate a full service salon including hair and nail 
service to members of the Tri-County community. Many senior citizen groups 
enjoy the Cosmetology services offered by these talented students. Students in 
grades 9 and 10 welcomed the students' mothers, aunts and grandmothers as 
special clients one day this winter. All students who sat for the Massachusetts 
Board of Cosmetology exam passed and are now employed in area salons. 

Culinary Arts : Gerry's Place Restaurant and Bake Shop is open to the public for 
lunch during the school year. A new take-out service was instituted this past year. 
Tri-County staff takes advantage of this service, which allows the students to 
experience another aspect of the restaurant industry. Students in the Culinary 
Arts program achieve Serve Safe Certification as well as the standards set forth 
by the American Culinary Foundation. The Culinary program hosted a 
Demonstration Day by CIA Celebrity Chefs. Students from area vocational- 
technical schools were invited to Tri-County for this event in April 2008. 

Early Childhood Careers : Both the Preschool Program and Toddler Program 
continue to thrive. The ECC Program is recognized by the National Association 
of Young Children as one offering high quality education and care for young 
children. Eighty percent of the graduates will attend either state colleges or 
private 4-year colleges in the fall. 

Electrical : Students in the Electrical Shop gain experience in simulated 
residential and industrial application as well as live work in the Tri-County 
school building. Electrical students completed an outside project at the DPW 
garage in Walpole this past school year. Their responsibilities on this project 
were to completely wire for electricity and lighting both the inside and outside of 
the building. This project encompassed several aspects of the Electrical industry 
and students in grades 11 and 12 certainly gained valuable real life work 
experience as they accomplished all tasks associated with the project. The 
students in our Electrical program also assisted the Tri-County Carpentry 
students in the Medfield High School field house construction by completing the 
wiring for electricity and lighting. Students are preparing for the State 
Journeymen license examination as they successfully complete both the 
theoretical and shop aspects of the program. 

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Electronics : Students in this technical area are gaining experience in the many 
Cooperative Education opportunities available to them due to the state-of-the-art 
technology and training received at Tri-County. 

Engineering Technology : The Engineering Technology Program is now in its 
third year. The Program achieved Project Lead the Way Certification. Subject 
matter includes significant course work in mathematics, physics, and other 
sciences. Students enrolled are preparing for further education in the many fields 
of Engineering. Four students from the Engineering Technology program 
competed at the Massachusetts SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in April and 
were awarded the silver medal. 

Facilities Management : Students in the Facilities Program are gaining skill in a 
variety of construction areas. Students may achieve welding certification while 
enrolled in the Facilities Program. Students also gain experience by contributing 
to the maintenance of Tri-County 's grounds. Facilities Management students 
participated in an off-site project for the Town of Medway by installing new 
bleachers at the middle school. 

Graphics Communications : Students in the Graphics Communications Program 
are gaining experience as they provide design and printing services for Tri- 
County as well as for non-profit organizations in the surrounding communities. 
Many of our sending towns utilize our Graphics department to print school and 
municipal forms. 

HVAC&R : Students are trained using the newest technology available. Students 
graduating from this shop are well prepared for high paying employment and 
further education. 

Medical Careers : Students in grades 9 through 12 receive training in all aspects 
of the medical field. Students will take the Certified Nursing Assistant state 
examination. Other areas of focus include basic healthcare knowledge and 
Medical Assisting skills. These skills enable students to pursue career choices 
such as EMT, and EKG. Students gain practical experience in nursing homes 
applying skills of patient care and recreational activity. 

Plumbing : The Plumbing Program continued another successful year. An 
articulation agreement with the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 4 was 
finalized recently. The agreement will allow Plumbing students the opportunity 
for advanced placement in the apprenticeship training program. 

Dental Assisting : The Dental Assisting Program opened its brand new laboratory 
to grade nine students this fall. Active participation by local representation of the 



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dental field has led to a vibrant advisory board and generous support of the 
Massachusetts Dental Society. 

Continuing Education 

The Continuing Education Department at Tri-County offers both day and evening 
courses. The day program includes two Post-secondary programs, Cosmetology 
and Practical Nursing. The entire evening program consists of additional 
Cosmetology and Practical Nursing programs as well as 60 to 70 other course 
offerings. 

Adult Day Cosmetology : The Adult Day Cosmetology Program is a full-time 
program that follows the high school calendar and runs from September to June. 
All phases of cosmetology are introduced the first half of the year. The student 
learns hairstyling, cutting, permanent waves, coloring, manicuring and skin care. 
This program provides students with the mandated 1,000 hours of schooling and 
prepares them to pass the State Board of Cosmetology's licensing exam. 
Registration for the program begins in the spring and details are available by 
contacting the Continuing Education office at Tri-County. 

Evening Cosmetology : The evening Cosmetology programs curriculum mirrors 
the day program in content but is spread out in more sessions due to the limited 
hours at night. This program also provides its students with the 1000 mandated 
hours and prepares the students to pass the licensing exam. This is still a one 
year program that begins in September and runs until the end of June. Classes are 
held Monday thru Friday evenings from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. 

Adult Day Practical Nursing : The Practical Nursing program is a full-time day 
program that follows the high school calendar. Classes are held from September 
through June. The Practical Nursing Program at Tri-County is designed to 
prepare graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical 
Nurses (NCLEX-PN), which tests for entry-level competency. Successful 
completion of this examination permits practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse 
(LPN). Registration for this program requires that prospective students take the 
TEAS exam. (Test of Essential Academic Skills) The pre-admission tests are 
administered from October to January. Details are available by contacting the 
Practical Nursing office at Tri-County. 

Adult Evening Practical Nursing : The evening Practical Nursing Program is a 
part-time, two-year program that is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 
Thursdays, 4:00-9:30 p.m. After successful completion of the course, the student 
will be eligible to sit for the (NCLEX-PN) examination for licensure. 
Successful completion of this examination permits practice as a Licensed 
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Continuing Education Program : The evening Adult Education program at Tri- 
County consists of approximately 60-70 courses which are offered in the fall and 
spring semesters. Registration for fall courses takes place during August and 
September. Registration for spring courses takes place in January and February. 
Continuing Education course information can be found in brochures available to 
the public via direct mail and local newspapers. The evening program 
information is also included on the Tri-County RVTHS website at 
http://www.tri-county.tc/continuingeducation or by calling the Continuing 
Education office. 

Student Activities 

National Honor Society : The Peter H. Rickard Chapter of Tri-County is 
comprised of 16 seniors and 4 juniors. During the school year 2007-2008, these 
students participated in many fund-raising and community service activities both 
in and out of school. During the school year the National Honor Society was 
involved with and assisted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with the 
"Pennies for Patients" program in Wellesley, and in May, organized a drive to 
assist the "Candles to Crayons" program in Quincy. The students not only 
collected the toys but made them look new. 

At the end of May, the National Honor Society hosted a "Leadership Breakfast" 
honoring Tri-County students who have served in various leadership roles, both 
elected and appointed during the school year. The school year ended with the 
organization and presentation of Tri-County' s sixteenth Honors Night. 

SkillsUSA : A national professional organization for career and technical 
students, SkillsUSA provides quality educational experiences in leadership, 
teamwork, citizenship and character development programs and activities, as 
well as opportunities for awards, tools, and scholarships through local, district, 
state, national and even international competitions in trade, leadership and 
demonstration programs. 

Tri-County 's sophomores, juniors and seniors participated in the "In House" 
Competition over two days in March, competing in their individual vocational 
and technical programs. Tri-County sent 125 students from these competitions to 
the District Competition. Ninety-two Tri-County students qualified to advance to 
the State Competition. At this level, Tri-County received 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 
Bronze medals. One student was elected to a State Officer position. The Gold 
Medallists then participated in the National Competition, competing with 
students from 50 other states. Tri-County proudly brought home from Kansas 
City a silver medal in the technical area of "Health Portfolio". 

Student Government 

Student Advisory Committee : The student body elected 7 students to 
membership on the Student Advisory Committee. The principal appointed one of 

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these elected members to report student concerns and activities to the Tri-County 
School Committee each month; 3 students from this group sit on the Tri-County 
School Council; and 3 serve on the High Schools That Work Site Committee. 
These 7 students also served as ex officio members of the Student Council. The 
student body elected 2 students to represent Tri-County on the State Student 
Advisory Committee. These students met at least once a month after school 
hours along with their many other commitments. This was only possible due to 
the hard work of the many teacher advisors who spent extra time and support of 
these students. 

Class Officers : The rising sophomore, junior and senior classes elected a 
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for their respective classes 
following school year. The incoming freshman class elected officers on the last 
day of the first academic term in November. Under the supervision of the Class 
Advisor, officers scheduled, organized and conducted monthly after-school 
meetings to plan activities which included the Freshman and Sophomore Semi- 
Formal, the Junior and Senior Prom and the Senior Week activities. The class 
officers heard and communicated students' ideas to the Student Advisory 
Committee, and also served as officio members of the Student Council. 

Student Council : Each class elected 4 representatives to the Student Council. 
These students, along with the class officers and the Student Advisory 
Committee members, served as the overall student governing body. The group 
met at least bi-weekly after school, and advised the faculty and administration of 
the day-to-day needs and concerns of the student body. Under the supervision of 
the Student Council Advisors, this group was also accountable for conducting 
and ensuring fair elections for Class Officers, the Student Advisory Committee, 
and the at-large Student Council membership. The Student Council sponsored 
the Freshman Orientation in August, followed by the Friday night activities for 
the Kick-Off Weekend the first week the students' return to school in September. 
Additionally, Student Council students assisted the Athletic Director in planning 
Homecoming in November and sponsored the many Spirit Week activities. In 
addition, the Student Council planned and coordinated, civic, social, fund-raising, 
and community service activities and acknowledged administrators and teachers 
throughout the school year. 

Extra Curricular Activities 

There are 10 extra-curricular activities at Tri-County. These clubs provided 
students with after school opportunities to enjoy, perform and compete. Tri- 
County worked to provide a myriad of opportunities for all students during the 
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Summary 

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District is proud to provide 
career education to the residents of its eleven member towns. Our mission is 
three- fold: to prepare tomorrow's workforce; to provide a solid academic 
foundation for further education; and to prepare good citizens. Throughout the 
year, this mission has been put into action and those actions speak louder than 
words. 

Evidence of our three-fold mission can be seen in our communities in a variety of 
ways. Our students work in member towns as interns, summer employees, 
cooperative education students, and, finally, full-time employees upon 
graduation. 

Evidence of their academic preparation is noted through the scholarships 
acquired from local associations as well as the significant number of students 
now attending college upon graduation. Finally, evidence of Tri-County' s 
preparation of good citizens can be seen through the actions of its mandated 
community service project for all students in grades nine through eleven as well 
as through the many charitable works of its clubs and organizations. 

Tri-County is a school that works. It works to prepare our students and to serve 
the residents of our member towns. It also works to be a contributing member of 
the community. Our respective programs are available for public sector projects 
as appropriate, our service programs are open to residents here at the school, and 
our facilities are available for meeting use by our town administrations at no 
charge. We are your town's technical school. Please come watch us work! 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



REPORT 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 2008 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

The School Committee is extremely grateful for the outstanding staffs of 
administrators, teachers and support personnel who work in the district. Due to 
their hard work and dedication, the Medfield Public School System remains one 
of the top school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Superintendent Maguire, we recognize that you continue to provide outstanding 
leadership and work tirelessly to deliver an excellent education to the school 
children of Medfield. We all thank you for your efforts and dedication. 

Simply stated, 2008 was a busy and productive year. The operating budget, 
athletic field improvement projects and curriculum initiatives were the focus of 
many discussions. We conducted a second search for the high school principal 
position, negotiated new contracts with the secretarial, custodial, and cafeteria 
workers, and amended some existing School Committee policies. The details of 
these initiatives follows: 

BUDGET 

After a lengthy budget process and several budget meetings, the School 
Committee passed a needs-based budget that we believed to be adequate to 
maintain the current level of service without diminishing the quality of our 
school system. This budget represented a 4.86% increase over the FY07 budget. 
Contractual obligations as well as increased transportation and utilities costs 
contributed to this increase. Despite the fiscal challenges we were able to 
maintain personnel levels thereby limiting the educational impact of higher 
student/teacher ratios. 

The School Committee presented a final budget of $26,129,592 to the Warrant 
Committee and town officials. This budget combined with budget numbers for 
all town departments made it necessary for the town to ask residents for a 
Proposition 2 X A override in the amount of $850,000 which was appropriated at 
the annual Town Meeting on April 28 and subsequently at the ballot on June 2, 
2008. 

It is important to note that despite the high achievement of the school district and 
the budget increases year to year that Medfield continues to rank low in per pupil 
spending when compared to all communities in the state. In 2008 preliminary 
numbers, the most recent data available, we spent $9,967 per pupil, which is 20% 
BELOW the state average. We are in the bottom 12% in per pupil spending in 
the state. We have continued to educate our state representatives on our 
efficiencies but securing Local Aid monies from the state continues to be a 



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problem for Medfield. We lobby our state legislature on a regular basis for 
Medfield to receive its fair share of funding. 

POLICIES 

We revised one existing policy and adopted one new policy this year to insure 
they provided clear direction. The Community Use of School Facilities policy 
was revised and approved on June 2, 2008. The changes strengthen the wording 
guidelines for the use of all school facilities for school/town activities as well as 
use by outside organizations. The intent of the revisions was to clarify the 
rules/expectations to all users of any school facility. 

At the Dale Street School a portable wheelchair lift was purchased for the stage 
area in the gym/auditorium to accommodate the lifting of wheelchairs up onto the 
stage. On September 8, 2008, we adopted the Use of Portable Wheelchair Lift 
policy for the lift. Safety was the main concern for adopting this policy and it 
outlines who is authorized to use and operate the lift. 

HIGHLIGHTS 

Medfield High School was among 55 public high schools across the nation to be 
named a No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School. The annual award honors 
public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are academically 
superior. Medfield High School and Westford Academy were the only two 
schools in Massachusetts that met all the criteria for the blue-ribbon nomination. 
Judy Noble, Principal, and Heather Mandosa, Guidance Content Specialist, 
traveled to Washington, DC to accept the award on behalf of the district. They 
met with U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings and administrators/ 
teachers from around the country to share programs and strategies for student 
success and learning. 

A second search was conducted for a permanent principal at Medfield High 
School. Judy Noble, the interim principal and former Science Department Head, 
was appointed to this position following an extensive search process. The School 
Committee was delighted to have Judy accept this role on a permanent basis as 
she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. She is a 
welcome addition to the Administrative Team. 

Eoin O'Corcora replaced Richard Boucher as the Technology Administrator for 
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PROJECTS 

Curriculum Initiatives ~ The Medfield Public Schools continued to update and 
align its curriculum with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 
Specific content areas that were aligned during 2008: 

• Social Studies Grades 3-10 (including purchase of new 
materials at several grade levels) 

• English Language Arts Literature Strand K-5 

• Student Technology Proficiency Standards K-5 

• Elementary Music 

Literacy and math proficiency ~ To meet proficiency targets for all learners, the 
Medfield Public School district established assessment benchmarks and reporting 
systems for literacy grades K to 5. Progress monitoring was established to help 
determine the need for intervention for struggling readers. An Individual 
Reading Improvement Plan is written for all students who do not meet 
benchmark levels grades 2-5, and similar plans are in place for students in grades 
K-l who may need extra help. 

In addition, Medfield established math intervention programs for students at 
both the Dale Street School and the Blake Middle School. These programs 
provide additional instruction over and above that provided for typically 
progressing students and the instruction is targeted to particular student needs. 

Differentiated Instruction ~ Medfield schools continue to differentiate instruction 
so that all students are actively engaged in learning. In accordance with this goal, 
the district provides technology that enhances learning of curriculum content. 
For example, Explore Learning is a web-based program that supports the 
visualization of abstract concepts, such as atomic ring structure. Discovery 
Education, an additional application, enables teachers to download short video 
clips and show them to students on an "as-needed" basis. Assistive technology 
continues to be a high priority for the district, enabling students to have text 
"read" to them electronically and to compose via speech-to-print software. 

Medfield High School Accreditation Process ~ At the high school level teachers 
are engaged in a year of reflection on student learning and their own practice 
through the Self-Study Protocol, part of NEASC. This process is the first step 
required in the accreditation process. Through this process teachers examine 
data and student work samples to try to determine whether students meet the 
goals we have set for them as outlined in our mission statement. Specific 
committees are assigned examination of curriculum content, instructional 
practices, assessment, professional development, community involvement and 
other components of high school education. A report will be submitted to the 
NEASC visiting committee in the fall of 2009. 

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Bleacher/Press Box Project -The bleachers and press box at the High School turf 
field were in disrepair posing safety, handicapped accessible and esthetic 
concerns. A group of citizens came forward and conducted a number of private 
fundraisers to fund this project. In addition, many volunteers donated time to 
construct the bleachers and press box. Students at the Tri-County Regional 
Vocational School designed and built the press box. Through the combined 
efforts of citizens, town departments, and students we completed this project that 
resulted in a beautiful, functional and multipurpose field to be enjoyed by all 
residents of the town. 

Schilling Fields ~ The Curt and Shonda Schilling family generously donated 
funds to rebuild the baseball and Softball fields at the High School/Middle School 
complex. The project entailed resurfacing the fields, installing new fencing, and 
adding state-of-the-art scoreboards. We appreciate the Schilling family's 
assistance in upgrading these fields and both students and parents are enjoying 
beautiful fields to play and watch baseball and softball. 

Floor Replacement in Wheelock gyms ~ The carpet flooring at the Wheelock 
School gyms was replaced with a hardwood floor synthetic product. The carpet 
was worn and outdated and the new surface is easier to maintain, provides a 
better playing surface, and is esthetically pleasing. 

Contract Negotiations -The School Committee was pleased to come to a 
satisfactory result on negotiating the cafeteria, secretarial and custodial contracts. 
The negotiations were approached by all parties with a common goal: To come 
to terms in a cordial and expedient manner that was mutually beneficial. Both 
sides worked extremely hard to meet the common goal and came to a successful 
outcome. In a time of tight budgets many communities are going into months 
without successfully negotiating a contract; therefore, we felt fortunate to resolve 
the contracts amicably. 

The community continues to provide outstanding support to the district for which 
we are very grateful. From fulfilling teacher requests, to funding grants for 
teachers, to volunteering in classrooms, this support plays an integral part in the 
success of our district. We also recognize the efforts and dedication of the 
Medfield Coalition for Public Education, the Community School Associations, 
the Boosters, the Medfield Foundation, the parents and students, all who value 
education as a top priority. 

In closing, I want to thank my colleagues on the School Committee - - Tim 
Bonfatti, Vice Chair; Susan Ruzzo, Treasurer; Susan Cotter, Secretary; Carolyn 
Casey, Member and Dan Fennell, Student Council Representative to the School 
Committee. Each member brings special talents and expertise to the group, 
which helps balance the workload and makes for a great team. They are 

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dedicated, hard working and committed to assuring Medfield's school children 
receive an excellent education. It is truly a pleasure to work with this committee 
and to represent this wonderful school district and community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Debra M. Noschese, Chair 
Medfleld School Committee 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Enrollment Figures 
As of October 1,2008 

Memorial School 

Kindergarten: 173 

Grade 1: 202 

Ralph Wheelock School 



Grade 2: 




216 


Grade 3: 


Dale Street School 


222 


Grade 4: 




248 


Grade 5: 




259 



Thomas A. Blake Middle School 

Grade 6: 226 

Grade 7 260 

Grade 8: 248 

Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 

Grade 9: 229 

Grade 10: 235 

Grade 11: 215 

Grade 12: 220 

TOTAL: 2953 



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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

To the Citizens of Medfield: 

I am pleased to submit the annual report for the Medfield Public Schools for the 
year 2008. 

The appropriated budget for FY2009 was $26,129,592. This figure represents an 
increase of 4.86% over the FY2008 appropriation. 

The October 1, 2008 enrollment was 2988 students. The enrollment by school 
was: Memorial School - 410, Wheelock School - 466, Dale Street School - 478, 
Blake Middle School - 744 and High School - 890. 

During 2008 we continued our progress in making significant improvements to 
our athletic facilities. Throughout the spring we worked cooperatively with the 
Medfield Youth Baseball and Softball organization on a fundraising initiative. 
With substantial assistance from the family of Curt and Shonda Schilling we 
were successful in achieving our fundraising goals and we were able to 
completely renovate our existing baseball and softball fields. The renovations 
included new infield areas, fencing and dugout areas. The effort was capped off 
by a grand opening celebration that was well attended by many Red Sox baseball 
players and their wives. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the 
individuals and local businesses who provided the donations and physical labor 
to make these improvements possible. 

In addition to the baseball and softball improvements we completed improvement 
to the bleacher area at the Calvin Fisher Field. With the assistance of numerous 
donors and volunteers we were able to install completely new bleachers and a 
new press box. Significant assistance on this project was provided by the Town 
of Medfield Department of Public Works. In addition, we received funding from 
Mr. Thomas Sullivan, Chairman and Founder of Lumber Liquidators for 
constructing the press box. Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Medfield High School. 
We also received great support for constructing the press box from the 
superintendent, staff and students at the Tri-County Regional Vocational High 
School who provided the labor to complete the project. The improvements 
greatly improved our seating capacity and provide for greater comfort of all who 
attend the many events that take place at the field. The improvements also 
corrected serious handicap access issues that were present at the venue. Once 
again I would like to thank all the supporters of this project. 

During the year we continued to make significant progress on a number of 
important curricular and instructional goals. The high school has instituted a new 
Mandarin language class which is being taught by long time Spanish teacher 

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Maura Batts. This new Chinese language class is symbolic of our efforts to 
recognize the increased importance of providing our students with necessary 
tools to compete in a world that is being dramatically changed by the concept of 
globalization of economies and technologies. We have instituted new math 
intervention programs at both the Dale Street School and the Blake Middle 
School. Both of these initiatives are aimed at identifying students who are 
struggling to learn mathematics and to providing specific instruction to improve 
their skills in additional math instructional time. 

We continue to find that students are progressing well based on performance 
data. Our Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results 
continue to be amongst the highest in the Commonwealth. Student results on 
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Tests (PSAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Tests 
(SAT) are very competitive both regionally and nationally. Our high school was 
identified as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of 
Education. This honor was conveyed to only one other high school in the 
Commonwealth this year. 

In closing, I would like to express my appreciation to all of the citizens of 
Medfield for their strong support of our educational programs. I would also like 
to extend my appreciation to all of the teachers, parents, support staff, 
administrators, school committee members and volunteers who continue to 
actively support our educational mission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert C. Maguire 
Superintendent 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



STAFF DIRECTORY 



* * * * * 



Year Ending 12/31/08 



CENTRAL OFFICE 



Maguire, Robert, BA,MEd 
Kellner, Charles,BA,MBA 
Leader, Kathleen 
Bennotti, Beverly 
Davidson, Sandra 
Floser, Anna 
Kavanaugh, Mary 
Montville, Lynn 
Shufro, Pamela, BA,MA,EdD 
Sullivan, Colleen 



Superintendent of Schools 
Director/ Finance & Operations 
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent 
Secretary to the Superintendent 
Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper 
Secretary to Dir/Finance & Operations 
Payroll Officer 

Sec. to Dir/Curriculum & Assesment 
Director, Curriculum & Assessment 
Mail Transfer 



108 



MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Noble, Judith 


Interim Principal BS, University of NH 


1974 






MEd, Worcester State College 




Sperling, Jeffrey 


Dn/Students 


BS, Bridgewater State College 
MA, Lesley University 
MEd, Endicott College 


2005 


Nunes, Kathleen 


Dn/Academics 


BA, Framingham State College 

MA. Boston College 

MEdAdmin, University of MA, Boston 


2001 


Ingram, Maryjean 


Secretary 


1999 


Boyer, Laura 


Secretary 




2000 


Deady, Margie 


Secretary 




2007 


Alland, Emily 


Social Studies 


BA, Western New England College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Ballou, {Catherine 


Science 


BS, Stonehill College 
MS, Boston College 


2004 


Batts, Maura 


For Lang 


BA, Middlebury College 

MEd, University of Massachusetts 


1993 


Berry, Orla 


Science 


BS,USG,MEd, University of 
Massachusetts.Boston 


2004 


Blessington, Patricia 


Business 


BS, California State,Long Beach 
MA, Cambridge College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1998 


Blum, Cynthia 


Science 


AA, Hartford College 

BS, MAT, Simmons College 


2008 


Boardman, Stephen 


Science 


BS, University of Connecticut 


2008 


Bruemmer, Paul 


Foreign Lang 


BA, St. Mary's University of MN 
MA, University of St. Thomas 


2001 


Burr, Wendy 


Mathematics 


BS, University of Mass/ Amherst 


2007 


Cambridge, Jeff 


Wellness 


BS, Bridgewater State College 


2007 


Chamberlain, Madeline 


English 


BA, McGill University 
MAT, Tufts University 


2008 


Cousens, James 


Art 


BFA, University of Massachusetts, 

Dartmouth 
MEd, Fitchburg State College 


2006 


Coutinho, Paul 


Wellness 


BS, Southern Connecticut State 

University 
MS, Northeastern University 


2002 


Cowell, Susan 


Wellness 


BS, Springfield College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1984 


Curran, Jane 


Library/TEC Assistant 


2004 


Cushing, Gerald 


Science 


BS, Lowell Technological Institute 
MS, Lehigh University 


2006 


Delery, Andrew 


Mathematics 


BA, Providence College 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 


2001 


DeSorgher, Richard 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Mass, Amherst 
MA, University of Mass,Boston 


1976 


Drew, Meghan 


Art 


BA, Sacred Heart University 
MFA, Boston University 


2003 


Duffy, Gail 


English 


BA, Stonehill College 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

MSPC, Clark University 


2001 


Dunn, Jonathan 


Mathematics 


BA, James Madison University 


2004 


Durdell, Jessica 


Social Studies 


BA, Siena College 


2007 


Emerson, Kathleen 


Social Studies 


BA, Providence College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2001 


Fantelli, Lynn 


Science 


BS, University of Mass,North Dartmouth 


2006 



MEd, Northeastern University 



109 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Faoro, Jessica English 

Flanagan, Jacqueline Math 

Gait, Luanne Mathematics 

Garcia-Rangel, Mary English 

Gliniewicz, Charles Science 
Goodrow-Trach, Monique Foreign Lang 
Hardy, Adele 
Heller, David 



Hutsick, Maria 

Irwin, Ross 

Jones, Katherine 

Kincaid, Garland 

Kinch, Terry 

Kirby, Jonathan 

Koretz, Jenna 
Kraemer, Michael 

Kramer, David 

Kryzanek, Carol 

Lyon, Diane 
Mandosa, Frank 

McCrossan, Kathleen 
McDermott, Janet 

Mercadante, Stefanie 
Morin, Donna 
Morin, Thomas 
Motley, Nancy 
Munger, Lisa 
Nickerson, Mark 

Olsen, Douglas 

Panciocco, John 

Penn, Mark 

Perazzelli, Matthew 



Consumer & 
Family Science 
Writing Center 



Wellness, Ath 

Trainer 

Mathematics 

Art 

Social Studies 

Science Tech/ 

Computers 

Wellness/AD 

Science 
Mathematics 

Mathematics 

Science 

Mathematics 
English 

Library Assistant 
English 

Foreign Lang 
Foreign Lang 
Social Studies 
Library Assistant 
Mathematics 
Social Studies 

Dir. of Music 

Soc.StudiesJV 

Social Studies 

Social Studies 



BA, University of New Hampshire 2003 

MA, University of Mass,Boston 

BS, Boston University 1997 

MS, Suffolk University 

BA, Boston College 1999 

MEd, Cambridge College 

B A, University of MA, Boston 2000 

MAT, Tufts University 

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

BA,SUNY/Binghamton 2004 

MST,SUNY/Plattsburg 

BS, Framingham State College 1 98 1 

B A, University of Califoraia,Santa Cruz 2000 

MA, Emerson College 

MEd, Endicott College 

BS, Ithaca College 2007 

MS, Indiana University 

BEd, Leeds University, England 1992 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BF A, Massachusetts College of Art 2003 

MEd, Framingham State College 

BA, University of Colorado 2007 

MST, SUNY, Potsdam 

BS, SUNY at Brockport 1 994 

BS, University of Bridgeport 1 977 

MS, Cambridge College 

BS, University of Massachusetts 2007 

B A, College of the Holy Cross 1 993 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

MME, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

BS, BA, Georgetown University 2004 

JD, Boston College Law School 

BA, Bridgewater State College 1 988 

MA, University of Massachusetts 

BS, University of Massachusetts 2006 

BA, St. Anselm College 2002 

MEd, Cambridge College 

2005 

BA, Regis College 1971 
MAT, Boston College 

BA, Bridgewater State College 2008 

BA, College of New Rochelle 2003 

BA, Colgate University 2005 

2006 

BS, MEd, Salem State College 2008 

B A, Gettysburg College 1 995 
MEd, Framingham State College 

BMusic, University of Massachusetts 1 993 
Masters, New England Conservatory 

BS, University of Maine 1 998 
MEd, Cambridge College 

B A, Mt. Ida College 2001 
MEd, Harvard University 

BA, Providence College 2008 
MS, College of St. Rose 



no 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Power, Christine 


SocStudies(LOA)BA, University of Massachusetts 


1997 






MEd, Harvard University 




Pratt, Suzanne 


Science 


BS, University of Massachusetts 
MS, Central Connecticut State College 


1971 


Rao, Shuchita 


Technology 


Bachelors, Osmania University, India 
Masters, Central University, India 


2006 


Renaud, Karen 


Wellness 


BS, Rhode Island State College 
MEd, Fitchburg State College 


2008 


Rodenhi, Sarah 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bowdein College 
Masters, Middlebury College 


2000 


Sabra, Ann Marie 


English 


BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


1995 


Safer, Jessica 


Mathematics 


BA, Assumption College 


2002 


Salka, Martin 


Permanent Substitute/Lunchroom Assistant 


2002 


Sancher, Bethan 


English 


BA, Brigham Young University 


2007 


Sawtelle, Gwynne 


English 


BA, Dickinson College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Schmidt, Joanne 


Librarian 


BS, Framingham State College 
MLS, Simmons College 
MA, Emerson College 


2000 


Schultheis, Steve 


Science 


BA, Williams College 
MS, Long Island University 


2008 


Seri, Leora 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bates College 


2006 


Shapiro, Richard 


Science 


BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
MS, Northeastern University 


1981 


Sleboda, Lisa 


Library Assistant 


2008 


Stockbridge, Gary 


Social Studies 


BA, Framingham State 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1970 


Tasi, Tracy 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Boston College 


2002 


Tobiasson, Susan 


Art 


AA, Lasell College 

BA, Southern Connecticut State University 


1989 


Toubman, Ellen 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Connecticut College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2002 


Tufel, Melinda 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Massachusetts 
MA, University of Massachusetts 


2006 


Walsh, Jeannie 


Library Assistant 


2008 


Whitmore, Miranda 


English 


BA, Williams College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2004 


Wiese, Elizabeth 


English 


BA, University of Kentucky 
MAT, Boston University 


2006 


Woods, Jane 


Mathematics 


BA, MAT Bridgewater State College 


1996 


Wren-Burgess, Bonnie 


English 


BA, Boston University 


2003 



MAT, Simmons College 



111 



THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Parga, Robert 


Principal 


BA, California State University 
MEd, Azusa Pacific University 


2007 


Vaughn, Nathaniel 


Dean of Students 


BA, Trinity College 
MEd, Lesley College 
MOM, Endicott College 


1998 


McHugh, Elizabeth 


Secretary 




1998 


Skerry, Sharon 


Secretary 




2001 


O'Shaughnessy, Andrea 


Secretary 




2006 


Adams, Kathryn 


Library Assistant 




2008 


Ayers, Sandra 


English 


BS, MEd, Boston State College 


1995 


Brackett, Kenneth 


Physical Education 


BS,Westfield State 


1997 


Bradley, Laura 


Reading 


BS, MEd, Bridgewater State 
MEd, Salem State College 


2007 


Buckham, Eileen 


Foreign Language 


BA.MAT, Boston University 


2006 


Caprio, Kathleen 


English 


BS, MS, Southern Connecticut 
State University 


2007 


Carnes, Erin 


Mathematics 


BS, Northeastern University 


2007 


Cohen, Wendy 


Science 


BS, Simmons College 


1988 


Coyle, Adam 


Social Studies 


BA, George Washington Univ 


2006 


Dalpe, Cynthia 


Foreign Language 


BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1986 


Delaney, Christina 


Art 


BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 2005 


Dengos, Kelly 


Science 


BA,MA, Marist College 


2005 


Dexter, Ryan 


Music/Band 


Bachelor of Music,University 
of Massachusetts 


2000 


Doolan, Constance 


Mathematics 


BS, Bradley University 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2004 


Farroba, Joseph 


Health/PE 


BS, Boston State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1978 


Fell, Sara 


Mathematics 


BA, Wheaton College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2005 


Gagne, Ian 


English 


BS, Boston University 
MFA, National University 


2000 


Gantos, Alex 


Science 


BFA, Tufts University 
MAT, Simmons College 


2006 


Gavaghan, Brian 


English 


BA, St. Anselm College 


2007 


Gibbs, Michael 


Science 


BS, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute 


2007 


Gonzalez, Heather 


Foreign Language 


BA, Oberlin College 


2004 


Gow, Michael 


Social Studies 


BS, University of Wisconsin 


2001 


Graseck, Elise 


English 


BS, Lesley University 


2008 


Guarino, Veronique 


Foreign Language 


BA, University of Mass/ Amherst 


2004 


Guditis, Steve 


Social Studies 


BA, Hamilton College 

MEd, Harvard Graduate School 


2002 


' 




of Education 




Gumas, Marissa 


Mathematics 


BA, Arcadia University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2001 


Haycock, Jonathan 


Librarian 


BS, MEd, Boston University 


1998 


Heim, Jason 


Science 


BS, SUNY, Albany 
MAT, Simmons College 


2002 


Heim, Marjorie 


Science 


BA,MEd, University of MA 


2006 


Hellerstein, Seth 


Social Studies 


BA, Beloit College 


1999 



MEd, University of VT 
CAS, Trinity College, VT 



112 



Med field 



Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Ibrahim, Susan 


Foreign Language 


BS, Boston University 
MEd,Boston College 
MEd, Endicott College 


2001 


Jalkut, Maryann 


Rdng/Soc.Studies 


BS, Framingham State College 


1987 


Kirby, Ann 


Mathematics 


BA, MEd, Boston College 


2003 


Lombardi, Patricia 


Mathematics 


BA, St. Mary's College 

MS, University of Notre Dame 


1994 


Manning, Deborah 


Social Studies 


BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Manning, Kristin 


Foreign Language 


BA, University of Vermont 
MAT, Quinnipiac College 


2003 


McConnell, Ellen 


English 


BA, Marymount College 
MA, Northeastern University 


1992 


Meaney, Donna 


Technology Assistant 




1993 


Millard, Matthew 


Mathematics 


BS, Gordon College 


2005 


Moran, Jill 


Music 


BS, University of Connecticut 


2007 


Muscatell, Gina 


Science 


BS, Worcester State College 


2007 


Nixon, Sarah 


Library Assistant 




2006 


O'Corcora, Eoin 


Information Technology 


Administrator 


2008 


O'Neil, Joyce 


Physical Education 


BS, University of Wisconsin 


1993 


Peterson, Carolyn 


English 


BA, Wittenberg University 
MAT, Simmons College 


2008 


Porter-Fahey, Loretta 


Health Education 


BS, University of Maine 
MS, Cambridge College 


1980 


Potts, Eva 


Consumer & Family 


BS, UCLA 


2000 




Science 


MEd, Framingham State 




Russell, Ellen 


Technology Assistant 




2001 


Stuff, Mary 


Art 


BFA, Massachusetts College of 

Art 
BA, University of Rhode Island 


1996 


Silva, Judith 


Science 


2006 


Sperling, Keri 


Mathematics 


BA, Bridgewater State College 
MEd, Lesley University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2000 


Sullivan, John 


Social Studies 


BS,MA, Northeastern University 


2004 


S-Thompson, Caitlin 


Mathematics 


BA, Boston University 


2007 


Sullivan, Wendy 


Technology Assistant 




2002 


Taliaferro, Travis 


Social Studies 


BA,MEd, Plymouth State College 


2001 


Tasker, Geraldine 


Social Studies 


BA, Our Lady of the Elms College 
MEd, Lesley College 


: 1986 


Tatarka, Nicholas 


Orchestra 


Bachelor of Music, Boston 
University 


2006 


Walker, Doris 


English 


BA, University of Maine 
MAT, Bridgewater State College 


1987 


Winter, Erin 


English 


BA, Framingham State 


2007 


Wishnick, Stephanie 


English 


BA, University of Connecticut 
MA, University of Massachusetts 


2008 


Wroten, Theresa 


Music/Chorus 


Bachelor of Music 
Boston Conservatory 


2000 


Zaia, Diane 


Mathematics 


AS, Westbrook College 


1995 



BS, Northeastern University 
MS, University of Rhode Island 



113 



DALE STREET SCHOOL 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Cave, Kim 

Moon, Martha 
Englehardt, Nancy 
Altimar, Amanda 
Belmont, Katherine 

Burnham, Elizabeth 

Callahan, Christina 

Carey, Pauline 

Cowell, Kerry 
Crable, Heidi 
Curran, Kathleen 

Dauphinee, Christian 

DeChristoforo, Denise 

Deveno, Nancy 

Dodge, Maureen 

Douglas, Michael 

Farioli, Shannon 
Flynn, Suzanne 

Fromen, Deborah 
Hamer, Sharon 

Harrington, Lauren 
Hayes, Margot 
Kosmo, Kathryn 

Kristof, Ann 
Lowerre, Julie 
Lowney, Tara 
Mason, Michael 

McKechnie, Claire 

McNeill, Laurie 

Nawrocki, Mairi 
Nelson, Laura 



Principal 

Secretary 
Secretary 
Grade 4 
Grade 4 

Grade 4(LOA) 

Reading Specialist 

Health 

Grade 5(LOA) 
Grade 4 
Grade 4 

Grade 4 

Grade 5 

Art 

Grade 4(LOA) 

Grade 4 

Grade 5 
Grade 4 

Technology Assistant 
Librarian 

Grade 4 
Grade 4 
Grade 5 

Grade 4 
GradeS 
Grade 5 
Grade 5 

Grade 5 

Math Intervention Spec 

Physical Education 
Grade 5 



BS, Framingham State 

MEd, University of New England 



BS,MAT,Sacred Heart University 

BS, Framingham State College 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BA, University of Maine 

MAT, Simmons College 

BA, Stonehill College 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 

BS, Springfield College 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BA, Bridgewater State College 

BS, University of Maine 

BS, University of Mass/Amherst 

MBA, Northeastern University 

Associate, Dean College 

Bachelors, Assumption College 

BA, University of Massachusetts 

MEd, Lesley University 

BSAE, Mass. College of Art 

MSAE,Mass. College of Art 

BA, University of California 

MEd, National University 

BS, Stonehill College 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BS, MEd, Northeastern University 

BA, Merrimack College 

MEd, Framingham State College 

BS.MEd, Boston University 

MLS, Simmons College 

BA, Notre Dame College 

BA, Bridgewater State College 

BS, Salem State College 

MAT, Regis College 

BS, Framingham State College 

BS, Indiana State University 

BA, Regis College 

BS, Northeastern University 

MEd, Bridgewater State University 

BA, Boston College 

MEd, Cambridge College 

AS, Massasoit College 

BS/BA , Northeastern University 

BS, Boston University 

BA, University of Massachsuetts 

MEd, Cambridge College 



1987 

1992 
1997 
2008 
1971 

1999 

2008 

1992 

2002 
1994 
2000 

2007 

2008 

1993 

2004 

1995 

2003 
2006 

2001 
2008 

1967 
2007 
2008 

1974 
2004 
2008 
1989 

1977 

2008 

2001 
1972 



114 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Olson, Janice 


Grade 4 


BS, Boston State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1973 


O'Rourke, Joanne 


Lunchroom Assistant 




2005 


Oxholm, Barbara 


Music 


BM, University of Lowell 

MM, New England Conservatory 


1999 


Pendleton, Anne 


Reading 


BS, University of Southern Maine 
MEd, University of Lowell 


1995 


Pope, William 


Physical Education 


Associate, Dean College 
BS, Springfield College 


1977 


Rudnick, Barbara 


Lunchroom Assistant 




2008 


Sager, Bethany 


Grade 5 


BA, Mount Holyoke College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


1996 


Smith, Noreen 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Thornton, Maria 


Library Assistant 




2004 


Walunas, Kathy 


Grade 5 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1991 


White, Joseph 


Grade 5 


BS, Northeastern University 
MEd, University of Massachusetts 


1992 


Woodman, Susan 


Grade 5 


BA, Boston University 


1993 



115 



RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Allen, Patricia 


Principal 


Naughton, Karen 
Monahan, Luanne 
Appleyard, Cynthia 


Secretary 
Secretary 
Grade 2 


Balardini, Stacey 


Grade 2(LOA) 


Braverman, Nancy 
Callahan, Jamee 
Carey, Ann 
Dowd, Emily 
Feig, Maureen 
Fine, Madeline 


Math Assistant/Lunch 

Lit/SS Coordinator K- 

Grade2 

Grade 3 

Grade 2 

Art 


Frewald, Dorothy 
Gerondeau-Duffy, Jean 


Technology Assistant 
Reading 


Grant, Ann 
Harlow, Kathleen 


Grade 2 
Grade 3 


Hevey, Sarah 


Grade 3 


Interrante, Janice 
Kuehl, James 


Grade 3 
Grade 3 


Laliberte, Kayla 


Grade 2 


Lennon, Joan 


Grade 2 


Lynch, Noelle 


Grade 2(LOA) 


Lynn, Rachel 


Grade 3 


McEllhenny, Caren 
Morris, Regina 
Murphy, Sarah 
Myers, Judith 


Library Assistant 
Grade 2 
Grade 2 
Reading 


Newton, Debra 


Grade 3 


Osborn, Jennifer 
Parmenter, Dorothy 


Grade 2 
Music 


Pope, Susan 


Librarian 


Sheehan, Nicole 


Grade 3 


Slason, Michael 
Spierdowis, Sandy 
Stevens, Nicholas 


Physical Education 

Health 

Physical Education 


Sullivan, Nicole 


Grade 2 



BS, Westfield State College 
MA, Wheelock College 
CAGS, Emmanuel College 



2004 



1985 
2002 
2005 



2006 



BA, University of Vermont 
MA, Lesley University 
BA, Providence College 
MS, Wheelock College 
n Assistant 2004 

BS,MEd,Framingham State 2008 

BSEd, Framingham State College 1971 
BS, Plymouth State University 2006 
BA, Fairfield University 2008 

B A, University of Massachusetts 200 1 
MSAE, Mass College of Art & Design 

1993 
BS, Boston College 2006 

MEd, Rutgers University 
CAGS, Bridgewater State University 
B A, University of Massachusetts 1 993 
BA, Stonehill College 
MS, Wheelock College 
BA, Merrimack College 
MEd, Lesley University 
BA, Marywood University 
BA, University of Arizona 
MA, Simmons College 
BA, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, Lesley University 
BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley University 
BA, Boston College 
MEd, University of Mass/Boston 
BS, North Adams State College 
M,SpecEd, Framingham State College 

2006 
BS, MEd, Framingham State 
BS, Framingham State College 
BA, Clark University 
MS, Long Island University 
BA, MEd, University of New 
Hampshire 

BA, Roger Williams University 
BA, Marymount College 
MEd, Lesley College 



2001 

2007 

1986 
1997 

2008 

2002 

2001 

1997 



1976 
2006 
1998 

1996 

2007 
1978 



BA, University of Vermont 1 979 

MLS, University of Illinois 

BSEd,Bridgewater State College 1994 

MSEd, Wheelock College 

B A, New Mexico Highlands Univ. 1986 

BS, University of Mass,Amherst 2007 

BS, Springfield College 1995 

MEd, Cambridge College 

B A, University of Rochester 200 1 

MEd, Boston University 



116 



Med field 
Name Position Education Appointment 

Trikoulis, Deborah Grade 3 BA, MAT, Quinnipiac University 2006 

Watson, Erin Grade 3 B A, University of New Hampshire 1995 

MEd, Lesley College 
Wile, Jacqueline Reading Assistant 1999 



117 



Name 



Position 



MEMORIAL SCHOOL 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Trasher, Andrea 



Principal 



BS BusAdmin, Northeastern 1994 

University 
MEd, Bridgewater State College 
Administrator Certification, Northeastern 

University 



Driscoll, Marcia 


Secretary 




1989 


Policella, Lynn 


Secretary 




1998 


Colantoni, Juliana 


Grade 1 


BS, Wheelock College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1991 


Cooney, Susan 


Reading 


BA, Tufts University 
MA, Simmons College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2001 


Cronin, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Crowell, Deirdre 


Teacher Assistant 




2004 


DiMarzo, Barbara 


Grade 1 


BS, Boston State College 
MA, Lesley College 


1990 


Elrick, Stefanie 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Simmons College 


2003 


Estes, Kimberly 


Teacher Assistant 




2001 


Grace, Herbert 


Physical Education 


BS, Keene State College 
MA, Cambridge College 


1992 


Grace, Paula 


Grade 1 


BS, Westfield State College 
MEd, Lesley College 


2007 


Graham, Karen 


Physical Education 


BS, Boston University 


1989 


Green, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


1991 


Groden, Randie 


Librarian 


BA, University of Maryland 
MLS, Rutgers University 


2001 


Guilbert, Alison 


Grade 1 


BS, University of Vermont 
MEd, Lesley University 


2001 


Guilmette, Gail 


Kindergarten 


BA, Our Lady of the Elms College 1988 


Hedberg, Marie 


Kindergarten 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley College 


1999 


Herring, Heather 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Lesley University 


2001 


Johnson, Janet 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Jones, Deborah 


Teacher Assistant 




1999 


Kirk, Laura 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Kramer, Erica 


Library Assistant 




2005 


Maalouf, Raymonde 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


McAvoy, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BS, MA, Framingham State 
College 


2000 


McNicholas, Maura 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


Mulock, Louise 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Nicholson, Margaret 


Grade 1 


BA, Newton College of the 
Sacred Heart 
MEd, Lesley College 


1978 



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Medfield 



Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Nickerson, Jeninne 


Kindergarten 


BS, Bridgewater State 


1998 


O'Brien, Teri 


Instructional Technology 


BA, National College of the 

Sacred Heart 
MEd, Northeastern University 


1984 


O'Connor-Fischer 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Oppel, Heidi 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


Paget, Christine 


Grade 1 


BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1990 


Pendergast, Marie 


Grade 1 


BA, University of MA 
MEd, University of MA 


1998 






MSpEd,Framingham State College 


Pollock, Allison 


Grade 1 


BA, University of Vermont 
MEd, Lesley College 


1992 


Ravinski, Kathleen 


Grade 1 


BA, Wheaton College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2001 


Reardon, Suzanne 


Reading Assistant 




2002 


Ruggiero, David 


Music 


BS, Bryant College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Singer, Laura 


Reading 


BS, St. Bonaventure University 
MS, University of Bridgeport 


1990 


Smith, Mariann 


Health 


BS, Bridgewater State College 


2008 



MA, Framingham State 



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PUPIL SERVICES 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


McArdle, Kathleen 


Director 


BS, Fitchburg State College 
MS, Simmons College 
MBA, Boston University 


1995 


Lowd, Diane 


Secretary 




1998 


Mitchell, Kim 


Secretary 




2000 


Birkett, Janet 


Secretary 




2000 


Moores, Andrea 


Secretary 




2004 


Allen, June 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Allen, Tracy 


Guidance 


BA, Vassar College 
MA, Boston College 


2004 


Andrews, Gillian 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Anelauskas, Mary 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


Bass, Lisa 


Guidance 


BS, James Madison University 
MA, Boston College 


2007 


Bernard, Michele 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Biedrzycki, Kathleen 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Bockhorst, Kathleen 


Guidance 


BA, Bates College 
MA, Boston College 


2004 


Bosh, Maryellen 


Psychologist 


BA, St. Anselm College 
MA, Tufts University 


1998 


Brown, Judith 


Teacher Assistant 




1992 


Brown, Michelle 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Callan, Knar 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Chen, Joy 


Occupational Therapist 


BA, Oberlin College 
MS, Boston University 


1994 


Chlebda, Kanee 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Cohen, Christine 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Cohen, Suzanne 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Collins, Kate 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Connelly, Janet 


Nurse 


BSN, St. Anselm College 


2006 


Connor, Donna 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Corey, Suzanne 


Teacher Assistant 




2005 


DaCosta, David 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


DeGeorge, Sally 


Integrated Preschool 


BS,SUNY/Genesco 
MSEd, Boston College 


2004 


Domeshek, Carol Ann 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Dunn, Jean 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Foley, Marie 


Guidance 


BS, Curry College 
MEd, University of Massachusetts 
Endicott College 


2005 






CAGS, University of Mass,Boston 


Frauenberger, Gretchen 


School Physician 






Frazier, Kimberly 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Fuglestad, Joanne 


Teacher Assistant 


1999 


Gerry-Coveney, Robin 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Ghantous, Carolyn 


Teacher Assistant 




2001 


Gordon, Beverly 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Pottsdam State University 
MSEd, The College of St. Rose 


1993 


Graham, Patricia 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Gross, Susan 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Colgate University 

MEd, Framingham State College 


2003 


Guglietta, Maureen 


Teacher Assistant 




1987 


Heafitz, Michael 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Connecticut College 
MEd, Boston College 


2007 


Hughes, Timothy 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Imbrogna, Ann 


Integrated Kindergarten 


BS, North Adams State College 


2005 



MEd, Bridgewater State College 



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Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Jacomme, Cori 


Psychology 


BS, University of Washington 
MS, University of Rhode Island 


2005 


Johnson, Susan 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Northwestern University 
MEd, Boston University 
JD, Suffolk University 


2002 


Kanter, Dorrie 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Karg, Cynthia 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Kendall, John 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Keteltas, Linda 


Learning Specialist 


BA, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2007 


Kevorkian, Eric 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Kirby, Kristen 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Krah, Kerrie 


Speech/Language 


BS, Marquette University 
Master of Arts, Hofstra University 


2000 


Lavelle, Patricia 


Speech/ Language 


BA, Marywood College 
MEd, Northeastern University 


1994 


Lodge, Anne 


Guidance 


BA, College of the Holy Cross 
MEd, Boston University 


2007 


Mandosa, Heather 


Guidance 


BA, St. Anslem College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2001 


Marenghi, Matthew 


Guidance 


BA, University of Massachusetts/ 

Lowell 
MEd, Boston University 


2002 


McClure, Barbara 


Learning Specialist 


AS,BS, Fashion Institute of Tech 
MA, Simmons College 


2008 


Moore, Wendy 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Muir, Connie 


Teacher Assistant 




1992 


Mullen, Patricia 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Stonehill College 

MEd, Framingham State College 

CAGS, Bridgewater State College 


2001 


Murphy, Marcia 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Westfield State College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


2005 


Ormbeg, Erik 


Guidance 


BA, Ithaca College 
MEd, Suffolk University 


1998 


0' Sullivan, Barbara 


Teacher Assistant 




2002 


O' Sullivan, Mary 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Providence College 

MA, Framingham State College 


2002 


Patch, Mary 


Nurse 


BSN, University of Wisconsin 


1995 


Perry, Kim 


Psychologist 


BS, University of Illinois 

MA, University of Rhode Island 


2008 


Preikszas, Mary 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Frostburg State College 
MS, Framingham State College 


1996 


Pugatch, Diane 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Boston University 
MS,Ed, Lesley College 


1995 


Radford, Kathy 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Read, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 




2004 


Riccio, Julia 


Speech/Language 


BA, Bates College 


2000 






MS, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. 


Robinson, Judith 


Inclusion Coordinator 


AB, Boston University 
Masters, Newton College of 
the Sacred Heart 


1988 


Rockwood, Carmen 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Salamone, Mary 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Wheelock College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1995 


Scheld, Nancy 


Teacher Assistant 




1997 


Schiemer, Nancy 


Nurse 


BSN, University of Bridgeport 
MA, New York University 


2003 



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Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Singer, Margaret 


Occupational Therapist 


BA, SUNY/Oneonta 
MA, Adelphi University 
MS, Boston University 


1998 


Slason, Nicole 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Snyder, Trinka 


Psychologist 


BS, MS, University of 
Pennsylvania 


2002 






MBA, George Washington University 






CAGS, University of Massachusetts 


Sockol, Dawn 


Case Manager 


BA^MEd, Michigan State Univ. 
CAGS, Rhode Island College 


1985 


Speroni, Richard 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Strekalovsky, Elisabeth 


Psychologist 


BA, Middlebury College 

MEd, Lesley College 

MEd, CAGS, University of MA 


1998 


Sullivan, Barbara 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Boston State College 


1995 


Taft, Alicia 


Elementary Inclusion 


B A, Clark University 


2007 




Coordinator 


MS, Boston University 
CAGS, Boston College 




Thomas, Annie 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Thompson, Kathleen 


Nurse 


BS, Salem State College 
MS, Boston College 


1997 


Tilden, Susan 


Speech/Language 


BA, Boston College 
MA, Michigan State 


2005 


Triest, Sherry 


Teacher Assistant 




2002 


Tubridy, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Typadis, Angela 


Integrated Preschool 


BA, Stonehill College 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 


1989 


Vancura, Dorothy 


Speech/Language 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


2007 






MS, Southern Connecticut State College 


Villone, Nancy 


Teacher Assistant 




2005 


Williams, Patricia 


Nurse 


BSN, Boston College 
MBA, Virginia Polytech 


2006 


Woods, Thomas 


Teacher Assistant 




2008 


Worthley, Stephanie 


Guidance 


BS, MEd, Springfield College 
MEd, Endicott College 


2006 


Zappula, MaryEUen 


Nurse 


BSN, Salve Regina University 


2005 


Zrike, Sara 


Teacher Assistant 




1999 



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FOOD SERVICES 



Mintzer, Richard 

Miller, Terry 

Anderson, Ruth 

Bickel, Catherine 

Brown, Angela 

Clark, Heather 

David, Denise 

DeRoche, Nancy 

Evans, Sandra (Manager) 

Friel, Nancy 

Hart, Tina 

Heidke, Darlene 

Hill, Mary 

Hoyt, Maria 

Hughes, Janice 

Jones, Christina (Manager) 

Konevich, Stephanie (Manager) 

LaPlante, Laurie (Manager) 

Lawson, Ellen 

Manning, Linda 

McCarthy, Hazel 

Mullen, Joanne 

Nelson, Carol (Manager) 



Food Services Director 
Food Services Secretary 
High School 
Blake Middle School 
High School 
High School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
High School 
Dale Street School 
Dale Street School 
High School 
Blake Middle School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Dale Street School 
Blake Middle School 
Memorial School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Dale Street School 
Dale Street School 
Memorial School 
Blake Middle School 
High School 



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PLANT MANAGEMENT 



Bernard Spillane 

Aviles, Juan 

Bond, Robert 

Burke, Stephen 

Burton, Linda 

Floser, Ronald 

Frazier, Matthew 

Glassman, Barry 

Hayes, Ronald 

Hinkley, Paul 

Howland, George (Head Custodian) 

Jackson, Michael 

Johnson, Donald (Head Custodian) 

Johnson, Michael (Head Custodian) 

Kadehjian, Robert (Head Custodian) 

MacPherson, John(Head Custodian) 

Martin, Henry 

Murphy, Brian 

Murray, Jeffrey 

Nicolazzo, Anthony 

Norian, Paul 

Quayle, Thomas 

Rogers, Thomas 

Vogel, Keith 

Volpicelli, Brian 



Director 

Memorial/Middle School 

Maintenance 

Dale Street 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

Maintenance 

High School 

Central Office 

Memorial School 

Maintenance 

High School 

Dale Street School 

Blake Middle School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Dale Street School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Maintenance 

Memorial School 

Memorial School 

Ralph Wheelock School 



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REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to submit to you and the citizens of Medfield the 2008 Annual 
Report of the Director of Finance and Operations. Despite the national and 
international financial problems, I remain confident that the fiscal and 
operational components of the Medfield Public Schools are well-positioned to 
continue to contribute to the ongoing excellence of the system. 

In the area of building maintenance, the School Committee and District 
Administration continued to address the capital improvement and maintenance 
needs of the facilities. Funds are budgeted and expended annually to continue 
the process of replacing carpeting and tiling, classroom furniture and repainting 
interior spaces as needed. With cooperation from individuals throughout the 
District and utilizing the efforts and expertise of the Medfield Energy Committee 
and its members, we continued to focus on energy usage in all of our facilities. 
We are experiencing success in mitigating the impact of the dramatic spike in 
energy costs which continued to be experienced in 2008. We continue to 
quantify the results we have attained through our efforts; across our five facilities 
our energy use decreased by more than 10.3% when comparing 2008 to 2007. 
On a somewhat related topic, we significantly expanded our recycling in 2008 
beyond corrugated cardboard to include office paper, catalogs and magazines, 
plastics, milk/juice cartons amongst other materials. The enthusiasm of our staff 
and students in making this expanded program a success (both environmentally 
and financially) is rewarding. 

We continued to address accessibility and security issues throughout our 
buildings. We secured funding for the installation of power (main) door 
operators at the Dale Street and Wheelock Schools, replaced the original 
intercom system at the Wheelock School, replaced the floor tile in three rooms at 
the Dale Street School and purchased a portable wheelchair lift to enable those 
with mobility limitations to access the stage at the Dale Street School without 
impacting the use of the space as a gymnasium. 

The five-year capital budget is updated annually. This planning and management 
tool provides a systematic analysis of the capital needs of the system and its 
facilities. The capital plan continues to focus primarily on the Dale Street and 
Wheelock Schools, and attempts to provide a realistic assessment of our building 
and maintenance requirements within the context of fiscal realities. Through this 
process it has become clear that in order to provide an appropriate learning 
environment while concurrently preserving our financial resources, it is 
important that we replace the single-paned windows at these buildings. This has 
become increasingly important given the rapid rise in energy costs. As such, 

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funds were received in 2008 to continue to replace windows at the Dale Street 
School. We obtained an appropriation of $35,000 for this work and eight (8) 
additional windows were installed. We expect to seek funding for additional 
windows during the next few years. In 2008 we also repaired and repainted the 
columns and wood trim at the exterior of the Dale Street School and with the 
generous contribution of the Medfield Youth Basketball Association, the carpets 
were removed from the two gymnasia at the Wheelock School and new, 
appropriate flooring was installed. 

Our school lunch program continues to provide appropriate and healthy meals to 
our students. Director of Food Services Rich Mintzer continues to take the 
initiative in determining the preferences of our customers in menu options while 
continuing to provide nutritionally-balanced meals. Rich remained actively 
involved with the District's Wellness Committee which was established to 
undertake a comprehensive examination of the nutritional quality of school 
meals, promotion of physical activity, nutrition education and staff wellness. We 
strive to continue to enhance our successful program while maintaining its 
financial viability, which operates distinctly from the appropriated budget. In an 
effort to improve our customer focus, we continue to investigate options for the 
provision of cashless payment systems for our cafeterias. 

The budget process in 2008 culminated in the adoption of a budget for the 
Medfield Public Schools of $26,129,592. This represented an increase of 
$1,211,302 or 4.86% over the sum provided the previous year. This budget 
required an operational override to Proposition 2 X A and we are very grateful to 
the Town for approving this budget. As the state and national economies began 
to experience unprecedented turmoil shortly after the beginning of the new fiscal 
year, we took immediate measures to attempt to insulate ourselves from the 
potential ramifications of this economic upheaval both in the current fiscal year 
(FY 2009) and to mitigate the impacts of potential local aid reductions in the 
coming period. While we are responding to this uncertainty, we continue to 
focus on addressing the District's needs while maintaining excellence. 

In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my co-workers and 
staff for their continued exemplary assistance. I look forward with confidence to 
addressing the opportunities and meeting the challenges which lie ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles L. Kellner 

Director of Finance and Operations 



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REPORT OF THE AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As the principal of the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School, I respectfully and 
proudly submit this annual report for the school year ending December 31, 
2008. 

The official enrollment for the high school as of October 1, 2008 was 899. 
There were 211 graduates in the class of 2008. Ninety-six percent of the 
graduating class went on to college. Among the colleges these students are 
attending are: Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Brown, 
Cornell, College of Charleston, Dartmouth, Harvard, Loyola College in 
Maryland, Massachusetts College of Art, Northeastern, Northwestern, 
Providence College, University of Pennsylvania, and Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute. 

Leadership, service, character and academic prowess were among the many 
positive attributes demonstrated by members of the Class of 2008. One 
expression of these attributes was illustrated in the fact that 77 graduates were 
members of the National Honor Society. Olubukola Adebayo and Jared Nolan 
were selected as the honor essayists for graduation, and were recognized after 
their speeches at the graduation exercises on June 8, 2008. Bukky urged 
listeners to use their "voice" to find meaning in their lives; Jared spoke from the 
heart, urging the audience toward greatness. Matthew Aucoin addressed the 
audience as the senior speaker, explaining that fear can actually be a powerfully 
positive force. During the Class Day exercises on Friday, June 5, 2008, Dr. 
Paula Quatromoni, a professor at Boston University, was recognized as an 
outstanding graduate of Medfield High who had made significant contributions 
to her community. A plaque in her honor has been placed in the "Hall of 
Excellence" at Medfield High. The high school Boosters organization provided 
an opportunity for students to honor a person they considered an "inspirational 
teacher." The students chose Gary Stockbridge as that person. Two longtime 
Medfield High School teachers were also recognized for their years of service 
to the youth of Medfield. Barbara Martin and Carol Kryzanek retired from their 
full time positions in June. Fortunately for the students of Medfield High, Mrs. 
Kryzanek has returned part-time to teach two classes. 

Four members of the class were selected as National Merit Scholarship 
finalists: Laura Bock, Sitaram Chivukula, Stephanie Jensen and Douglas 
Schaub were chosen from 15,000 participants based on their 2006 PSAT 
scores. Ten students were recognized as commended scholars: Olubukola 
Adebayo, Matthew Aucoin, Carolyn Aker, Emily Casey, Gina Cotter, Alison 
Hamilos, Taylor Hartstein, Anton Mazurenko, Jared Nolan, and Adam Verrault 

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were among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students in the nation. 
These students received a Certificate of Achievement from the National Merit 
Scholarship Corporation. 



Again this year, over 97% of the senior class took the College Board 
Examinations. The mean score on the critical reading portion of the SAT I was 
588, math was 598 and writing was 587. These scores are well above the state 
and national averages. In May 2008, 184 students took 308 Advanced 
Placement exams in 16 subjects. The ACT standardized testing is becoming 
more popular with 139 students averaging a composite score of 26.0. Each 
year our 10 th grade students participate in the state assessment program. The 
MCAS results from the Spring 2008 testing were outstanding. The scores show 
that 96% of our 10 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English language arts and mathematics (compared to 75% in the state for ELA 
and 73% in mathematics), and in Biology, the freshmen students combined to 
have 92% scoring in the Advanced/Proficient range (compared to 56% 
statewide). 

I am very proud to report that Medfield High School received recognition on 
the national level as a result of student and staff performance. Medfield High 
School was among 55 public high schools across the nation to be named a Blue 
Ribbon School. According to a letter I received from Secretary Margret 
Spellings, "This award recognizes efforts to ensure that every child learns and 
no child is left behind." In October, Heather Mandosa and I traveled to 
Washington D.C. to receive the award and met with other administrators and 
teachers from across the nation to share programs and strategies for student 
success and learning. In December, Medfield High School again received a 
Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Reports in their second annual list of 
America's Best Schools. This recognition was based on three categories: 
standardized test performance, proficiency rates for all students and challenging 
college ready curriculum. 

Medfield High School students continue to excel in athletics (please see the 
report of the Director of Athletics). Some highlights included: the girls' 
volleyball team was once again crowned Division II State Champions, the 
boys' lacrosse team played in the state finals in June, and the boys' basketball 
team went undefeated in regular season play. Every varsity fall athletic team 
qualified for post season tournament participation. The involvement of the 
student body in student government, a school club, music, drama, or athletic 
programs is overwhelming. Between 85 and 90 percent of the students 
participate. Community service was a theme of the year. Whether it was 
helping at the polls during elections, sleeping on the lawn at the Town House to 
heighten awareness of the homeless, collecting coats and blankets for those less 
fortunate, collecting toys for children at the holidays, donating over 5000 cans 

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to the Medfield food cupboard, or collecting toiletries to send to the troops 
overseas, Medfield High School students came forward and demonstrated civic 
and social responsibility. Students banded together to raise money for the 
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Gus Murby, a student who 
passed away in 2007. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was another recipient of 
many substantial donations from our students in honor of Dan and Lisa 
Palermo, students who succumbed to this disease. For many it was a difficult 
year due to the loss of friends and classmates, but the High School community 
seemed to grow stronger and closer during this time. 

Once again, our music program received many accolades and awards for their 
performances this year. The jazz ensemble not only performed at Boston's 
Esplanade for the seventh straight year, they were also chosen as one of the top 
fifteen in North America and went to New York City in May to perform at 
Lincoln Center, as part of the Essentially Ellington Festival. The entire music 
department went on a competition trip to Williamsburg in May where the 
ensembles received excellent and superior ratings and "Best Overall" award in 
instrumental. Gold medals were won by the orchestra and flute trio at the 
MICCA Festival. The chorus and band also received silver medals at this state 
competition. Nine students were chosen for district music ensembles and three 
students were chosen for All-State music ensembles. MHS hosted several 
workshops with renowned musicians and educators including: trombonist 
Andrew Haywood, cellist Rufus Cappodocia, reedist James Miranda, vocalist 
John Finney and the New England Philharmonic Orchestra. Members of the 
music faculty have also received recognition. Nick Tatarka was appointed as 
Director of the Cape Symphony Junior Orchestra and Doug Olsen served as a 
traveling clinician for the MA International Association of Jazz Educators. 
In the spring, our theatre program presented the musical Hello Dolly, the 
student directed one-act festival, and in November, Pride and Prejudice. Over 
one hundred actors, actresses, musicians, and crew members presented the 
musical to sold-out houses. Members of the troupe also performed The Terezin 
Promise at the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival, where 
students received awards for costuming and performing. Rebecca Knowles 
represented Medfield High School in the state finals of the English Speaking 
Union Shakespeare Festival. The talent of our many fine performers was 
clearly evident. 

The 2008 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards were held in February, with 
eight Medfield High School students receiving awards for their art submissions. 
Zack Pepin represented MHS last spring at the Worcester Art Museum's Arts 
Allstate. High school juniors from all over the state converged to collaborate 
with 16 professional artists and mentors. Two students were recipients of 
awards from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Art Competition. 



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Impressive co-curricular activities allowed students to experience "real world" 
situations. Through the social studies department political science program, 
students participated in mock trial competitions, (winning two of three 
competitions and performing better than ever before), attended the Harvard 
Model Congress, and participated in the local and national election process. 
Members of the French and Spanish classes spent two weeks in France and 
Spain, respectively. During each of those trips, time was spent sightseeing, as 
well as living with a family in a cultural emersion experience for a week. 
Staying closer to home, members of the English department and their students 
celebrated the 444 th birthday of William Shakespeare with a week of activities. 
Members of the forensic science class solved a "crime" taking samples and 
searching for clues. Marine science students went off campus for a day to 
investigate a tidal pool. Not as part of a class, but as an outstanding school- 
sponsored endeavor, thirteen students and two faculty members were part of a 
World Challenge Expedition. This expedition spent the month of July in Costa 
Rica experiencing the culture, hiking through the jungle, climbing a mountain, 
working at an agro-ecological farm, and relaxing at the shore. 

Professional development goals for faculty and staff continued to focus on 
"looking at student work" using the school-wide rubrics. These rubrics reflect 
the school's mission and core values. They target and identify a successful level 
of achievement on the learner outcomes in writing, speaking, reading, listening, 
and problem solving. This work was part of the NEASC self-evaluation 
process. Also, as part of the process, the faculty has taken an in-depth look at 
our curriculum, and our instruction and assessment practices. Enhancing 
technology continued to interweave within our professional development work. 
Training included utilization of Smartboards, and new modules of Edline, our 
on-line communication tool. Several departments continued work on 
curriculum mapping and essential questions for new courses. The social studies 
department continued work to realign its curriculum with the new state 
curriculum frameworks. The work on that project should be completed this 
year. In addition, faculty continue to be supported in their pursuit of excellence 
through such activities as Teacher as Scholars, Research for Better Teaching, 
and TEC sponsored courses. Many members of our science department 
participated in a laboratory safety workshop led by two of our own teachers, 
Sue Pratt and Kathy Ballou. 

As we look to the future at Medfield High School we are committed to 
establishing more time for collaboration across curriculum for the professional 
staff. We will continue with technology procurement and training for all. In 
addition, we continue to work to meet the social and emotional needs of all our 
students and to honor the outstanding work of our students and faculty. 

As the principal of Medfield High School, I am extremely pleased with the 
many achievements of our students and faculty. On behalf of the Medfield High 

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School community I would like to thank the School Committee, the 
Superintendent of Schools, the Medfield High School Boosters, the Medfleld 
Coalition for Public Education, and the many parents and community members 
for their continued support of our programs and our students. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Judith E. Noble 
Principal 





MHS Orchestra in concert 




MHS Chorus performs 



Blue Ribbon Award - Washington, D.C. 




Pep Rally during Spirit Week 
Champions 




Div. 2 State Volleyball 



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Commencement 
Exercises of 

MEDFIELD 
HIGH SCHOOL 




The Amos Clark 
Kingsbury High School 

Class of 2008 

Sunday, June 8, 2008 

2:00 P.M. 
Medfield High School 



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Mcdflclti 
School 



CLASS OF 2008 OFFICERS 

Matthew Aucoin, President 
Robert Salino, Vice President 

Cameron Moon, Secretary 
Rachael Palumbo, Treasurer 

Ms. Carol Kryzanek 

Ms. Barbara Martin 

ClassAdvisors 



ADMINISTRATION 

Robert C. Maguire, Superintendent 

Kathleen McArdle, Director of Pupil Sewices 

Judith E. Noble, Principal 

Kathleen Nunes, Dean of Academics 

Jeffrey D. Sperling, Dean of Students 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Carolyn P. Casey, Chairperson 
Timothy J. Bonfatti 

Susan C. Cotter 

DebraM.Noschese 

Susan L Ruzzo 



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Medflfela- — 

GRADUATION PROGRAM 

PROCESSIONAL , Medfield High School Band 

NATIONAL ANTHEM Rebecca Mauro 

OPENING REMARKS Robert C. Maguire 

Superintendent of Schools 

WELCOME Matthew Aucoin 

President, Class of 2008 

HONOR ESSAYISTS Olubukola Adebayo 

Jared Nolan 

MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2008 Carolyn P. Casey 

Chairperson, Medfield School Committee 

SENIOR SPEAKER Matthew Aucoin 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Judith E. Noble 

PRESENTATION OF CLASS GIFT Rachael Palumbo 

Treasurer, Class of 2008 



PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS 



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Carolyn P. Casey Medfield School Committee 

Robert C. Maguire Superintendent of Schools 

Judith E. Noble Principal 

RECESSIONAL Medfield High School Band 

*PLEASE REFRAIN FROM APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL 
GRADUATES HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS 



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AWARDS 

PRESENTED AT SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT 

June 5, 2008 

Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award Gina Cotter 

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Nomination Carolyn Aker 

Principal's Leadership Award Matthew Aucoin 

National Merit Commended Scholars Carolyn Aker, Matthew Aucoin, Emily Casey, 

Gina Cotter, Allison Hamilos, Taylor Hartstein, 
Anton Mazurenko, Jared Nolan, Adam Verreault 

National Merit Finalists Laura Bock, Sitaram Chivukula, 

Stephanie Jensen, Douglas Schaub 

Academic Excellence Awards Olubukola Adebayo, Carolyn Aker, 

Laura Bock, Emily Casey, Sitaram Chivukula, 

Gina Cotter, Katelyn Donaldson, Anna Garrison, 

Allison Hamilos, Taylor Hartstein, Stephanie Jensen, 

Kalhryn Landy, Heather Malacaria, Colleen Melaugh, 

Karyn Moss, Jared Nolan, Clinton Oxford, Jonathan Puder, 

Emily Sano, Douglas Schaub, Adam Verreault 

Certificate of Mastery Nicholas Daly 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 

Medfield High School Scholar/Athlete Awards Karyn Moss, Michael Shrum 

Thomas Reis Sportsmanship Awards Laura Bock, 

Brian Iafolla 

Medfield Ladies Spring Tennis Scholarships Matthew DiPisa, Stefanie Porcaro 

Medfield Sportsmen Club's Harry S. Sonnenberg Scholarship Ashleen Bershad 

Lamp of Learning Awards , Patrick Bauer, Allison Hamilos, 

Taylor Hartstein, Jennifer Lenihan 

National Honor Society Scholarships Olubukola Adebayo, Carolyn Aker, Laura Bock, 

Emily Casey, Gina Cotter, Heather Malacaria, 
Benjamin Matson, Anton Mazurenko, Emily Sano, Adam Verreault 

Medfield Teachers Association Book Awards Colleen Carey, Alecia Coleman , 

Samantha Mandeville, Devan Robertson 

Norfolk County Teachers Association Future Educators Scholarship Colleen Carey 



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Schools 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (continued) 

MadelynL. Grant Scholarships Cameron Moon, MaryTortorici 

Margaret T. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Rachel O'Shea 

Thomas Family Dental Associates Scholarship Erika Cheung 

Medfield School Boosters Community Service Awards Scott Holbrook, Olivia Tawa 

Medfield School Boosters School Spirit Scholarships Gina Cotter, Brian Iafolla 

Medfield Fitness Association Scholarship Awards Karyn Moss, Robert Salino 

Peter Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Matthew Connelly 

Medfield Youth Basketball Association Bob Porack Memorial Scholarships .... Katherine Galvin, 

Joseph Richman 

Prudential Page Realty Scholarship in Memoiy of Roger C. Rao Caroline Dorr 

Medfield Lions Club Scholarships Nicholas Daly, Arielle Pocock 

Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization Scholarships .... Deirdre Klempa, Joshua Mozer 

American Legion Women's Auxiliary Scholarship Harry Bodozian 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 110 Scholarships Harry Bodozian, 

Cassandra Callow, Alecia Coleman, Clayton Tannler 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 1 10 Medals Rachael Palumbo, Mary Tortorici 

Sons of the Legion Scholarships Harry Bodozian, Sean Gordon 

Medfield Youth Baseball/Softball Scholarship David Aldinger, Lucia Schepps 

Medfield High School Theatre Society Scholarships Carolyn Aker, Marcy Kenney, 

SamanthaMandeville, Leonard Senkovsky 

Daniel C. Palermo Spirit of Drama Scholarship Alexander Hendrix 

David E. Medeiros Theatre Society Memorial Scholarship Kevin Hartstein 

T. A. Blake Theatrical Society Scholarships Arbrenne Kelly, Rebecca Mauro 

Medfield Soccer Inc. Scholarships Robert Shuman, Brittany Welch 

Student Council Award Scholarships John Clopeck, Alexander Hendrix, Jared Nolan 

Medfield High School Community Teens Scholarship Erika Cheung 

Paul Quatromoni Memorial Scholarship Clinton Oxford 

Amy Fiske American Field Service Scholarship Rita Csizmadia 

Amy Fiske Creative Writing Scholarship Matthew Aucoin 

Friends of the Library Scholarship Matthew Aucoin 

Middlesex Savings Bank Scholarship Clayton Tannler 

Medfield Music Association Scholarships Stephanie Jensen, Clinton Oxford 

Lowell Mason Music Education Scholarship Erika San tucci 



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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (continued) 

The Music Pillar Award Nicholas Pope 

Jeanne M. McCormick Music Award Matthew Aucoin 

Christopher Naughton Memorial Scholarship Douglas Schaub 

William Palumbo Baseball Scholarship Sean Gordon 

Medfield Police Daniel McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Patrick McClay 

Medfield Police Detective Robert E. Naughton Memorial Scholarship Jillian Monahan 

Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank Scholarship Nicole Willis 

Hannah Adams Woman's Club Scholarships Alecia Coleman, Anna Garrison 

Hannah Adams/Cecile Levesque Memorial Scholarship Katherine Galvin 

Medfield Permanent Firefighters Association Scholarships Harry Bodozian, Robin McCann, 

Jillian Monahan, Nicole Willis 

Medfield Firefighters Mutual Relief Association Scholarships Cassandra Callow, Brian Iafoila 

Eric Michael Perkins Football Scholarship David Aldinger 

Medfield Youth Hockey Doug Woodruff Scholarship Scott DiPaolo 

Peter Panciocco Youth Hockey Scholarship Nicholas Daly 

Don Brown Youth Hockey Scholarships Krissana Allen, Brian Iafoila 

Larry Dunn Memorial Scholarship Cameron Jolliffe 

David Gibbs Scholarship Gabrielle Thorp 

Medfield High School Reunion Committee Scholarship, 

In memory of Elaine Rawding Taylor Colleen Carey 

MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation Amelia Russo 

Alton Keith Memorial Golf Scholarships Cathleen Augusta, Thomas Shields 

Gus Murby Memorial Scholarship Andrew Luhrmann 

CLASS OF 2008 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

Western New England College Presidential Scholars Award DavidAldinger 

Northeastern University Dean's Scholarship Christopher Bergenlieim 

National Merit Covidien Scholarship Laura Bock 

Case Western Reserve University Bolton Scholarship Erika Cheung 

Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing Scholarship Erika Cheung 

St. John's University Scholastic Excellence Scholarship Kyle Connolly 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Dasha Daniels 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Nicholas Dove 

Destination Imagination Scholarship Katelyn Donaldson 



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^ CLASS OF 2008 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS (Continued) 

Hofstra University Presidential Scholarship JuliaDufly 

Young Women Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Katherine Galvin 

George Washington University Presidential Academic Scholarship Anna Garrison 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Alexander Hendrix 

Big Y Foods Inc. Academic Excellence Scholarship Stephanie Jensen 

National Merit Scholarship Stephanie Jensen 

Denison University Alumni Scholarship Sarah Kelly 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Deirdre Klempa 

Champlain College President's Scholar Scholarship Timothy Landry 

Champlain College Alumni Scholar Scholarship Timothy Landry 

Skating Club of Natick Scholarship Kathryn Landy 

Rutgers University Presidential Scholarship Kathryn Landy 

Gettysburg College Founders Scholarship Matthew Levin 

Medfield Italian American Cultural Club Scholarship Andreas Lucchesi 

Muhlenberg College President's Scholarship Heather Malacaria 

Bentiey College Academic Scholarship Thomas Martin 

Union College Presidential Scholarship Lillian Marto 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Scott Maxson 

University of Hartford Alumni Scholarship .Christopher McLean 

Young Women Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Colleen Melaugh 

College of Charleston Presidential Scholarship Cameron Moon 

Young Women Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Karyn Moss 

George Washington University Board of Trustees Scholarship Joshua Mozer 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Frederick Naumann 

University of Maryland Academic Award Arielle Pocock 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Andrew Rianhard 

Assumption College Milleret Scholarship Daniel Robartes 

Franklin & Marshall College John Marshall Scholar Scholarship Amelia Russo 

University of New Hampshire Dean Scholar Award Anthony Saia 

Stonehiil College Honors Scholarship Emily Sano 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Leonard Senkovsky 

Polytechnic University Promise Scholarship Alexander Slowik 

Simmons College Presidential Scholarship FatimaSoufan 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship William Stanton 

Prudential Spirit of Community-Distinguished Finalist Award William Stanton 

University of Miami Dean's Scholarship Clayton Tannler 

Hofstra University Presidential Scholarship Mark Thomas 

University of New Hampshire Scholarship Mary Tortorici 

Stony Brook University Provost's Scholarship Peter Turns 

St. Francis Xavier University Entrance Scholarship Kaleigh Visser 



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CLASS DAY AWARDS SchoGl 

PRESENTED ON JUNE 6, 2008 

ART: 

Excellence in Visual Arls Awards Bryan Maynard, Peter Modest, Jordan Phillips, Nicholas Pope 

Boston Globe Art Awards Christopher Bergenheim, Ashleen Bershad, Bryan Maynard, 

Peter Modest, Jordan Phillips, Nicole Willis 

Susan A. Parker Photography Award Matthew Downey 

BUSINESS: 

Business Award Michael Triest 

ENGLISH: 

English Award Matthew Aucoin 

Journalism Sonia Groff 

Creative Writing Frederick Naumann 

Literary Magazine Allison Burke 

Shakespeare , Christopher Woodsum 

Yearbook Emma Suojanen 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 

French Kristin Hutchins, Heather Malacaria, Samuel Wyman 

Spanish Gina Cotter, Kevin Hartstein, Taylor Hartstein, Adam Verreault 

National Latin Exam : 

Latin 1, Maxima Cum Laude Nicholas Daly 

Latin I, Cum Laude Drew Todrys 

Latin II, Summa Cum Laude Scott Holbrook 

Latin II, Cum Laude Jordan Phillips 

Latin III, Maxima Cum Laude Kevin Hartstein 

Latin III, Magna Cum Laude Kristin Hutchins 

Excellence in Language Carolyn Aker 

MATHEMATICS: 

American Math Competition Carolyn Aker, Stephanie Jensen 

Excellence in Math Laura Bock, Stephanie Jensen, Anton Mazurenko, Adam Verreault 

New England Math League Anton Mazurenko 

MUSIC: 

John Philip Sousa Band Awards Karyn Moss, Erika Santucci 

Louis Armstrong Awards Matthew Aucoin, Nicholas Pope 

National Choral Awards Rebecca Mauro, Karen Melchior 

National Orchestra Awards Stephanie Jensen, Clinton Oxford 

SCIENCE: 

Biology Kathryn Landy 

Chemistry. Benjamin Matson 

Physics Anton Mazurenko 

Environmental Science ...Heather Malacaria 

Society of Women Engineers Olubukola Adebayo, Laura Bock, Stephanie Jensen 

SOCIAL STUDIES: 

Social Studies Award Matthew Aucoin 

Gary Stockbridge Global Citizenship Award Ian Goddard 

WELLNESS: Outstanding Participation Kyle Connolly 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT: Mark Agostini, Matthew Aucoin, John Ciopeck, 

Gina Cotter, Katelynn DeFrain, Molly Dexter, Katherine Galvin, Kevin Hartstein, 

Taylor Hartstein, Alexander Hendrix, Nicholas Iverson, Cameron Moon, Jared Nolan, 

Rachael Palumbo, Taylor Paraboschi, Matthew Phillips, Robert Salino 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - CLASS OF 2008 



+* OLUBUKOLAOPEYEMIADEBAYO 

MARK ROBERT AGOSTIN1, JR. 
+♦ CAROLYN MARIE AKER 

DANIEL LEVON AKOGHLANIAN 

DAVID LLOYD ALDINGER 

KRISSANA LEE ALLEN 

* MATTHEW ALBERT AUCOIN 
GATHLEEN LOUISE AUGUSTA 

* PATRICK ELLIOTT BAUER 
RILEY PATRICK BEATH 

* CHRISTINE CATHERINE BEGGAN 
CHRISTOPHER CARLTON BERGENHEIM 

* ROBERT AARON BERRY 
ASHLEEN ROSE BERSHAD 
BISHAL BHANDARI 

* NICHOLAS AUGER BIAGETTI 

* VICTORIA ELISABETH BLACK 
+♦ LAURA CONNOR BOCK 

HARRY LEONARD BODOZIAN 

* FIONA MACRAE BORCHERS 
BLAKE SETH BOSTON 

* CAROLINE ELYSE BROWN 
MADDIIYN ROSE BURGESS 
ALLISON HELEN BURKE 
CASSANDRA LEE CALLOW 
COLLEEN MCKENNA CAREY 

* KRISTA MARIE CARLSON 
+* EMILY KIMBALL CASEY 

* ERIKA MEGAN CHEUNG 

+* SITARAMVENKAIACHMJKULA 
MEGAN DAWN CLARK 
JOHN EDWARD CLOPECK 

* ANITA TERESECOLAMARIA 

* ALECIA LEE COLEMAN 
VANESSA GWENCOLETTI 
ANDREW AVERY COLLINS 

* DAVID WILLIAM CONLON 
ERIN MICHELLE CONNELLY 
MATTHEW GRAY CONNELLY 
KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY 
BROOKE AINSLEY CORRIGAN 

+* GINA ROMAN COTTER 
CORINNE SANDRA COVENEY 
PATRICK MICHAEL CRONIN 
RITACSIZMADIA 

* NICHOLAS ROBERT DALY 
DASHA JAN DANIELS 
ALEXANDRA RAE DEANGELIS 
DAVID ALLEN DEFOREST 
KATELYNN MICHELLE DEFRAIN 
SABINE MICHELLE DESROSIERS 

* MOLLY ELIZABETH DEXTER 
SCOTT WILLIAM D1PAOLO 
MATTHEW WILLIAM DIP1SA 

+♦ KATELYN JENNIFER DONALDSON 



♦CAROLINE LAURA DORR 

♦ NICHOLAS CULLEN DOVE 
MATTHEW PAUL DOWNEY 
MEGHAN ELIZABETH DRISCOLL 
JULIA NICHOLE DUFFY 
TRAVIS JAMES DWYER 
COURTNEY ROSE EGAN 
SAMUEL JAMES ENRIGHT 
LAUREN ELIZABETH FARO 
MARK ANDREW FIL1P 
MELANIE ELIZABETH FRANKS 
DANIEL MARK FUGLESTAD 

*EVANSIEBERTGABOR 
*KATHERINEANNGALVIN 

+* ANNA LAURA GARRISON 
SEAN WILLIAM GAVAGHAN 
IAN LOUIS GODDARD 
SEAN THOMAS GORDON 
BENJAMIN KENNETH GRABOW 
JILLIAN MARIE GREAVES 
SONIA MARIE GROFF 
CALVIN XINGUAN 

+* ALLISON ELIZABETH HAMILOS 
♦KEVIN CARL HARTSTEIN 

+* TAYLOR FREDERICK HARTSTEIN 
ALEXANDER WILLIAM HENDRDC 
LAUREN GRACE HENDY 
SHANE EARL JOSEPH HOCHE 
MOLLY ELIZABETH HOFFMAN 

♦ SCOTT THORNTON HOLBROOK 
WALDO HOLTZHAUSEN 
ABIGAIL ANNE-MARIE HOOPER 

♦TAYLOR ANN HORAN 

♦ MARC ETHAN HOSTOVSKY 
♦KRISTIN AMY HUTCHINS 

BRIAN JEFFREY IAFOLLA 
ERIC SACCO ISAACSON 
NICHOLAS GEORGE IVERSON 
+* STEPHANIE ANN JENSEN 
ALICE NICOLE JOHNSON 
CAMERON EDWARD JOLLIFFE 
♦REBECCA ANN JONES 

♦ ARBRENNE ELIZABETH KELLY 
♦SARAH ELIZABETH KELLY 

♦ MARCY ELIZABETH KENNEY 

♦ DEIRDRE KATHLEEN KLEMPA 
DANIELLE LYNN KUZMICH 
STEPHANIE MARIE LAMON1CA 
TIMOTHY JAMES LANDRY 

+ + KATHRYNBETHLANDY 
ALISSA LAUREN LANNAN 
♦JENNIFER FARRELL LENIHAN 

♦ MATTHEW WINDELS LEVIN 
ANDREAS NICHOLAS LUCCHESI 
ANDREW CRAIG LUHRMANN 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - CLASS OF 2008 



Medfleld 
Scho6l< 



BRIAN MICHAEL LUI 
MORIAH LORRAINE LYNCH 
STEPHANIE ANDREA MAALOUF 
MAGGIE ELIZABETH MACCREADY 
HANNAH ELYSE MAGID 
! HEATHER BOWIS MALACARIA 
SARAKATHRYNMANCUSO 
SAMANTHA RAE MANDEVILLE 
THOMAS JEFFREY MARTIN 
; LILLIAN SOSANNE MARTO 
: BENJAMIN DAVID MATSON 
! REBECCA LYNN MAURO 
SCOTT DAVID MAXSON 
BRYAN DOUGLAS MAYNARD 
: ANTON MAZURENKO 
ROBIN ELIZABETH MCCANN 
PATRICK HENRY MCCLAY 
THOMAS JOSEPH MCCURDY 
LEO WATERS MCGOWAN 
CHRISTOPHER BALEE MCLEAN 
KEVIN PATRICK MCSHARRY 
COLLEEN MARY MELAUGH 
KAREN BRENNAMELCHIOR 
PETER OWEN MODEST 
JILLIAN HANNAH MONAHAN 
CAMERON ELEA MOON 
NICHOLAS ALLEN MORISI 
KARYNALAYNEMOSS 
JOSHUA TAYLOR MOZER 
JUSTINE ALTHEA MURRAY 
FREDERICK NICHOLAS NAUMANN 
JARED FORTNER NOLAN 
RACHEL MARGARET O'SHEA 
DANIEL THOMAS O'TOOLE 
CLINTON PAUL OXFORD 
ELIZABETH BARBARA PALMER 
RACHAEL LOUISE PALUMBO 
TAYLOR EVE PARABOSCHI 
JOSHUA DAVID PARSONS 
CHARLES ANDREW PENDERGAST IV 
JORDAN NICOLE PHILLIPS 
MATTHEW HAYDEN PHILLIPS 
ARIELLECARAPOCOCK 
NICHOLAS BRENNER POPE 
STEFANIE ELLEN PORCARO 
SEAN MICHAEL PRELACK 
JONATHAN MICHAEL PUDER 
JONATHAN DANIEL RAFFIN 
KEVIN JOSEPH RECCO 
ANDREW WILLIAM RIANHARD 



* BRENDAN MICHAEL RICCI 
JOSEPH MCCARTHY RICHMAN 
CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS RIPP 
DANIEL JAY ROBARTES 
DEVAN KAE ROBERTSON 
IVYMCBRIDEROB1TAILLE 
VICTORIA HOLLY ROGERS 

* AMELIA DEBOGORY RUSSO 
BRETT CAMERON RUUD 
ANTHONY FRANCIS SAIA 
ROBERT MATTHEW SALINO, JR. 

+* EMILY LAUREN SANO 

ERIKA ASHLEY SANTUCCI 
+* DOUGLAS RICHARD SCHAUB 

* LUCIA WHITNEY SCHEPPS 
BRIAN MELVILLE SEIBOLT 
CATHERINE CAMILLE SEMERARO 
LEONARD SENKOVSKY 
THOMAS STEVEN SHIELDS 

* MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER SHRUM 
ROBERT WILLIAM SHUMAN 
ALEXANDER ANTHONY SLOWIK 
FATIMA SALIM SOUFAN 
WILLIAM JOSEPH STANTON 

* EMMA CATHERINE SUOJANEN 
LUKE MILLER SWAIN 
CLAYTON CHARLES TANNLER 
THOMAS MARK TARICANO 
OLIVIA CURRANTAWA 

* JASON MICHAEL THOLE 
JAMES MICHAEL THOMAS 
MARK DAVID THOMAS 
GABRIELLE MARIE THORP 

* DREW CASEY TODRYS 

* MARY CHRISTINE TORTORICI 

* SAMUEL JACOB TREMLETT 

* MICHAEL PATRICK TRIEST 
ANDREA CHRISTINE TRUDEAU 
PETER MICHAEL TUTHS 

+* ADAM ARVID VERREAULT 
KALEIGHJOANVISSER 
JOHN PAUL WARREN III 
BRITTANY KATHLEEN WELCH 

* MICHAEL EDWARD WELCH 

* NICOLE MARIE WILLIS 
CHRISTOPHER JAPHET WOODSUM 

* SAMUEL WOLFE WYMAN 
SARAH EILEEN ZITOLI 
ERIC CHRISTOPHER ZORN 

JOHN FRANCIS MAXWELL ZUCCARINI 



MARSHALLS NATHAN WALKOWICZ 

CAITLIN BARRETT 



"NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 



♦RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CIRCA 1887 




AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL 1961 - 2005 




MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 
2008 



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REPORT OF THE THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

On behalf of the Thomas A. Blake Middle School, it is my pleasure to submit 
this Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2008. Over the past 12 
months, our students and staff have worked hard to maintain a vibrant and 
exciting learning atmosphere throughout the building. The following paragraphs 
highlight many of our key achievements. 

CURRICULUM 

As we continue to strive to provide a high quality learning experience for all of 
our students, it is important that we take time to review our practice and 
determine if any changes are needed. As a result, we have adjusted our Social 
Studies curriculum so that it better supports the state's frameworks. In 
preparation for this change, our Social Studies staff spent time defining learning 
standards and creating new units of study. In September, we implemented a new 
Social Studies curriculum in all three grades. In addition, our Mathematics 
Department spent a significant amount of time collecting student data with the 
hope of not only identifying students who need additional math support, but also 
pinpointing what their individual needs might be. Using data such as MCAS, 
other various standardized assessments, and teacher feedback, we were able to 
modify our service delivery in all three grades. In grade six, we implemented a 
new intervention program, Math Navigator, which will provide our Mathematics 
and Reading Seminars (MARS) students with support by reviewing basic 
concepts that are necessary for middle school math. In grades seven and eight, 
we created a Morning Math Club that meets twice per week from 6:45 to 7:30 
am. Finally, we instituted an Afterschool Math Center that will run every 
Monday from 2:15 to 3:00 and will be available to all students. We will monitor 
the effectiveness of these programs and make any necessary adjustments. 

As we to look for different ways to enhance our instruction, we welcomed many 
speakers and presenters in 2008. In September, we held an all-school assembly 
and heard the powerful words of Travis Roy, the former Boston University 
hockey player who was paralyzed during his freshman season. Our Career Day 
activities were highlighted by a keynote address from Fox 25 News anchor Mark 
Ockerbloom. In November, the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center 
presented to all students on the topic of cyber bullying. Other highlights included 
Groupo Fantasia and La Pinata, two performances hosted by our Foreign 
Language Department. Our 6 th grade students were treated to Shakespeare 
Now's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as a visit from the 
Boston Museum of Science. Our teachers also scheduled a number of field trips 
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environment. A few highlights included our 7 th graders spending a week at the 
Nature's Classroom facility in Lake George, New York and an afternoon in 
Watertown to watch the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Our 8 th 
graders started the school year by taking a bike trip through the various historical 
sites in Medfield and concluded with a canoe trip down the Charles River. Last 
spring, the 8 th graders ended their middle school experience with an exciting trip 
to Washington, D.C. 

MCAS 

Our Spring 2008 MCAS scores were exceptional once again. Highlights 
included: 

• 91% of our 6 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English. 

• 96% of our 7 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English. This number represented the 8 th highest score out of 565 middle 
schools in the state. 

• 95% of our 8 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English 

• Our 8 th grade student's Science and Technology scores represented the 
8 th highest score out of 565 middle schools in the state. 

In all subjects tested (English, Math, Science/Technology), our students in grades 
6-8, finished in the top 5% of all middle schools in the state. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Blake's community service program, Students Involved in Public Service (SIPS), 
continues to make a significant contribution to Medfield and other nearby 
communities. This past year, we collected coats for Coats for Kids, collected 
books for a school in Boston at our annual Blake Middle School Book Swap, and 
provided dinners for residents of Tilden Village and the Upham House, both 
located in Medfield. The Make a Difference Challenge was unveiled this past 
year as a way to get the entire Blake community involved in a service project. 
The proceeds of our annual Lip Sync competition ($3,000) were distributed to 
three charity organizations, the Medfield Food Pantry, the Home for Little 
Wanderers, and Plan USA. In 2008, our students contributed to Pennies for 
Patients (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), the Hoops for Heart event raised 
over $2,900 for the American Heart Association, and our 8 th graders volunteered 
their time and labor to support the City of Boston's Christmas in the City 
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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS 

Our students continue to achieve success through various competitions both in 
and out of school. In music, our students received several medals at the Music in 
the Parks competition, including four gold medals (Orchestra, 7 th /8 th grade Band, 
Jazz Band, and Jazz Choir) and one silver medal (7 th /S^ grade Chorus). At the 
MICCA Concert Festival, the Music Department received four bronze medals 
(Orchestra, 7*78* grade Chorus, 6 th grade Band, and 7*78* grade Band.) Several 
students represented Blake at MIT's Solar Car competition and five students 
finished in the top ten in the state at the West Point Bridge Design competition. 
Finally, 8 th grade student Chris Diana captured the 2008 Blake Middle School 
Geography Bee title. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

In addition to attending various workshops and conferences throughout the year, 
our staff took advantage of several in-house professional development 
opportunities. Throughout the year, the district funded more than 15 Embedded 
Days, which were used to review, develop, and assess various units of study. 
Regular department meetings and professional days provided our staff additional 
opportunities to share ideas and review student data. The staff received training 
from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center on how to support students 
in dealing with cyber bulling. Finally, over 20 staff members received their 
CPR/AED certification by attending several training sessions held after school at 
Blake. 

In closing, we had many accomplishments of which we are proud; however, we 
understand that challenges lie ahead in 2009. We will continue to work hard to 
provide a high level of instruction to all of our students including those with 
special needs. We will continue to be creative in our instructional delivery and 
look to provide exciting learning opportunities, all with the knowledge that our 
resources will be effected by the difficult economic situation that all school 
districts are facing. I am confident that by pooling our resources and with the 
support of our parent organizations, we will continue to achieve a high level of 
success. I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the Medfield community 
and I look forward to many more accomplishments over these next 12 months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert A. Parga 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE DALE STREET SCHOOL 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As Principal for the Dale Street School for the 2008 to 2009 school year, I am 
delighted to submit this report for the year ending December 31, 2008. 

ENROLLMENT 

The enrollment at Dale Street School on October 1, 2008 was 251 students in 
grade four and 259 students in grade five for a total of 5 10 students. The average 
class size was in the range of 22/24 students per class. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

The major instructional focus this past year at the Dale Street School has been the 
beginning stages of implementing our Balanced Literacy Program. Through the 
efforts of the English Language Arts Study group in the K-3 grades, we decided 
to continue the efforts of this curriculum in grades 4-5. Teachers have been 
provided with on-going, sustained professional development during many of the 
In-Service days as well as job-embedded professional days. In the late spring of 
2008, the district hired a K-5 Literacy and Social Studies Curriculum 
Coordinator. Part of her role has been to facilitate the teacher training in Literacy. 

Dale Street teachers have also started the implementation of a new Social Studies 
Program. The McGraw-Hill program is Massachusetts standards-based and has a 
literacy component that matches our goals for a Balanced Literacy program. 
Several grade level meetings and job-embedded days will allow teachers the 
necessary time to evaluate the program, design pacing schedules and 
assessments, and share successes and impressions of the program. 

Science has been a focus for Dale Street as well. A consultant was hired to work 
with science teachers around identifying content standards and units of study, 
essential questions, core vocabulary and activities to support the concepts and 
assessments. One unit of study per grade was thoroughly designed during the 
2007-2008 school year and another will be completed during the 2008-2009 
school year. 

As part of the District's plan to support students who might be at risk of failing 
MCAS tests, Dale Street School continued to implement a plan for MCAS 
Remediation Academies. The Program calls for Individual MCAS Student 
Success Plans to be developed for students who met specific criteria and extra 
instruction was provided in small groups either before or after school. MCAS 



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Academies provided remedial support to students in the areas of 
English/Language Arts and Mathematics for students in grade 4 and 5. 

In the fall of 2008, Dale Street implemented a Grade 4 Math Intervention 
program. Students were identified on the basis of MCAS scores, grade 3 
assessments, grade 4 pre-assessments first term grades and teacher 
recommendation. Students will receive two extra periods of math a week during 
the school day as well as one before/after school period. Funding for this 
program is made possible by Title 1 . 

Dale Street has continued to work with the (K-5) technology integration 
specialist. Some of the highlights in the area of technology include: 

■ Training in the use of our new computers in the classroom. From 
January 2007- June 2008, teachers had three classroom computers 
and from September 2008-present the teachers have five classroom 
computers 

■ Training in the Class works Gold Math and EL A Programs for 
MCAS Academy teachers 

■ New software that integrates technology into the curriculum training 
for teachers 

■ CD-ROM training for new programs in Mathematics, Problem- 
Solving and Creative Thinking 

■ The purchase of additional Alphasmarts with keyboarding programs 
to support whole class activities 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITITES 

Students continued their participation in a number of enrichment activities. As 
part of the unit of study on geology, grade four students visited the Peabody 
Museum. Grade four attended a play at the Wheelock Family Theatre. Fifth 
grade students attended a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a 
field trip to the Christa McAuliffe Space Center at Framingham State College, 
and visited the Museum of Science. Fifth grade also attended a workshop by Mr. 
Magnet to support the unit on electricity and magnetism. Fourth grade 
participated in a three week long "Poet in Residence" (Andrew Green). Fifth 
grade participated in a three week long "Author in Residence" (Barbara 
O'Connor). 

School-wide enrichment included the continuation of our Intramural Program, 
the Bullying and Teasing Program, the National Geography Bee and 
performances that featured The Magic of Lyn; Ben Franklin (Grade 5) ,and 
Leeny Del Seamonds. Monthly school-wide assemblies touched on the themes of 
bullying and teasing, safety, world hunger, Earth Day and school spirit and 
community. 

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FUTURE GOALS 

A Strategic Plan has been developed for the Medfield Public Schools. Several 
goals for the Dale Street School have been identified and will be continuously 
reviewed. A sampling of these goals is as follows: 

♦ Continue to implement the fourth year of our new mathematics program with 
continuing supportive professional development for teachers including a peer 
observation model 

♦ Implement the third year of the Writer's Workshop model with continuing 
supportive professional development for teachers 

♦ Explore and begin to implement a Balanced Literacy program that continues 
the work of K-3 but is appropriate for an upper elementary school 

♦ Continue to review and revise the Character Education Program with an 
emphasis on Bullying and Teasing. A Student Advisory Council was started 
and Bus Meetings occur three times a year 

♦ Review and revise the Health and Wellness program to reflect the 
Department of Education's standards 

♦ Implement the new Social Studies curriculum in both grades 4 and 5 

♦ Continue the process of documenting the science curriculum 

♦ Update and upgrade the existing addition of technology 

♦ Review and revise the technology standards with an added emphasis on 
integrating technology into the curriculum and differentiating instruction 

♦ Continue to update, upgrade, repair and maintain the school facility 

STAFF RECOGNITION 

The Dale Street staff has worked incredibly hard through a variety of changes, 
improvements and challenges. They are a tremendously committed and dedicated 
staff who cares about each other and works together to provide the best education 
possible to the students of Dale Street. 

PUBLIC/PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT 

Throughout the school year, the Dale Street School Council, The Medfield 
Coalition for Public Education (MCPE), The Special Education Advisory 
Council (SEP AC) and the Community School Association (CSA) have continued 
to provide opportunities for parental involvement with the goal of strengthening 
the tie between home and school. 

The CSA provided Dale Street School with funding for new technology, the fifth 
grade celebration, the fifth grade yearbooks, classroom celebrations, classroom 
needs, sponsored the Holiday Create-A-Craft Fair and Kids Night Out, raised 
funds through Box Tops for Education, SCRIP, and the sale of Yankee Candles 
and provided our volunteer force in the classrooms and Library Media Center. 

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The School Council continues to support the development of school goals, to 
provide input into the development of the school budget and to annually review 
the curriculum guides, Student/Parent Handbook, and Parent Information Night. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kim L. Cave 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to report on the school year ending December 31, 2008 in my fifth 
year as principal of the Ralph Wheelock School. 

Our school community this past year included 444 students in grades two and 
three and 5 students in collaborative programs for children with special needs 
housed at our school (TEC and ACCEPT). 

The past school year has been marked by the continued enthusiasm of 68 
remarkable staff members who continue to combine their collective intellect and 
energy in meeting the needs of individual students. Teachers participated in 
monthly professional development in the study of the principles of teaching 
mathematics and began work in developing formative assessment to provide the 
data necessary to continue to improve instructional practice. 

Also of note in terms of staff development has been the continued study of 
literacy development in children. Wheelock became the 'home office' of our 
Literacy/Social Studies Coordinator, Jamee Callahan, who provides training and 
support for teachers across the elementary level. Of note in the area of literacy 
has been the implementation of consistent word study practices across grade 
levels, and the use of assessment by classroom teachers in designing reading 
instruction. 

Physical improvements to our building and grounds included the completion of 
the installation of playground equipment through the fundraising efforts of our 
CSA. We also received a generous donation from the Medfield Youth Basketball 
Association that allowed us to go forward with the replacement of the worn 
carpet in our gymnasiums with a rubber surface that mimics the look of wood 
floors. 

Our active school community benefited from participation in the Jump Rope for 
Heart program sponsored by the American Heart Association. Third grade 
students raised a record breaking $11,000 for this organization by gathering 
sponsors for the various jump-roping activities they participated in as part of their 
physical education classes. 

Our school community looks forward to participation in the Special Olympics in 
spring '09 through the efforts of physical education staff in organizing the 
program. Our PE instructors, Mike Slason and Nick Stevens, attended the 
Special Olympics Track and Field event last year in preparation for developing 
our young (and very special) athletes for participation in the event this year. 



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Other improvements to the grounds at Wheelock included the completion of a 
regulation Girls' Softball Field through the efforts of the Medfield Youth 
Baseball and Softball Association and with the support of Medfield resident Joe 
Petrucci. The first games played on the field began in spring '09. 

The volunteer efforts in supporting our school also continued with participation 
in the County of Norfolk Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RS VP) that brings 
volunteers to our school to promote reading. Other volunteers who continue to 
make a difference here include Victory Garden Coordinator, Sonja Johanson, and 
her army of 'victorious gardeners'. Their load in maintaining the garden over the 
summer was lightened this year by the installation of a drip irrigation system 
made possible through a grant from the Medfield Coalition for Public Education. 

In summary, through the efforts of a remarkable staff and with the support of 
volunteers from all facets of our school community, we have had another 
wonderful year at Wheelock. I look forward to continuing to lead this incredible 
school. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. Patricia Allen 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE MEMORIAL SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As principal of the Memorial School, I respectfully submit my annual report for 
the year ending December 31, 2008. 

ENROLLMENT AND STAFF 

The Memorial School services students in our integrated preschool, kindergarten 
and grade one programs. Memorial's enrollment as of October 1, 2008 totaled 
424 students. This total was comprised of 49 preschoolers enrolled in morning 
and afternoon and extended day sessions, 173 kindergarten students who attend 
morning, afternoon or full day sessions, and 202 first grade students. 

During the 2007-08 school year, there were nine kindergarten sessions; in the 
2008-09 school year, that has been reduced to eight half day kindergarten 
sessions and one full day session. We have held consistently at eleven first grade 
classrooms. The average size in kindergarten is 19 and the average size in first 
grade is 18. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 

The Memorial School staff continually strives to expand the learning 
opportunities provided to our students. To achieve this goal, teachers have 
participated in a variety of training opportunities through district-sponsored 
workshops, colleges and professional staff development organizations. Grade 
level leaders and consultants have facilitated professional learning communities 
that focus on student learning outcomes. 

In the content area of English Language Arts, Memorial staff developed an on- 
line tool to capture student results on quarterly testing. This on-line spread sheet 
provides a collective picture of student progress, thereby identifying areas of 
success and need. Teachers have been trained in utilizing data to develop lesson 
plans. Grade one teachers worked with an EL A consultant, Marybarbara 
Hughes, to develop teaching points for each lesson based on data collected 
through assessment. 

Kindergarten staff members were trained on the use of the Developmental 
Reading Assessment (DRA2). Implementing this assessment has enhanced 
instruction in multiple ways. The DRA2 identifies the reading level for each 
child. This information provides direction for teachers as to what instructional 
needs each student possesses. It also informs them of what mini lessons need to 
be addressed with the whole class. DRA information is passed on to the first 
grade teacher enabling her to start reading instruction in early September. 

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Additionally, the kindergarten team developed a take home reading program that 
supports the in-class guided reading instruction. The kindergarten program was 
modeled after the very successful first grade take home program. With the 
generous help of the Memorial CSA, the kindergarten classrooms are now fully 
outfitted with leveled classroom libraries for independent and home reading. 

Under the direction of consultant, Eileen Gagnon, Memorial has continued to 
deliver the Investigations Math program. Kindergarten and first grade teachers 
received training on the content of the curriculum. Once that was completed, 
Eileen returned to facilitate Peer Coaching. During the Peer Coaching session, 
teachers observe a colleague as she instructs the class. The observers not only 
gain insight into the various methods for teaching, but they take careful note of 
student engagement and reactions. This format for teacher education has been 
met with very positive reviews. So positive, that staff will be continuing peer 
observation in other areas of the curriculum. To further insure that all staff 
members are working toward the same goals, Marie Pendergast, Christine Paget, 
Susan McAvoy and Ann Imbrogna created pacing charts for kindergarten and 
first grade and cross referenced state frameworks so that all requirements are 
met. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Memorial School is most fortunate to have the remarkable involvement of 
parents and community members in our building at all times. Volunteers assist in 
our library, lunchroom, and classrooms. Senior citizens volunteer their time as 
greeters and classroom helpers. The Memorial Community School Association 
(CSA) has raised funds for our visiting performers and artists. They purchased 
beautiful, durable and child friendly rugs for circle areas in each first grade 
classroom. The volunteers work closely with Memorial staff members to bring 
in authors, poets and performers who enhance our curriculum. David Biedrzycki, 
local author and illustrator spent several days with our young students 
entertaining them with his stories and encouraging them to read. . . .read. . . .read. 

This year was the first year CSA hosted the Winter Carnival at Memorial School. 
The children and adults had a wonderful day that resulted in significant funds 
that support many programs in the schools. The volunteer effort was 
outstanding! 

We are ever so grateful to the volunteers who staff our Literacy Lab. The lab 
was furnished last year by the CSA with four computers. Memorial Staff trained 
volunteers to work with the children on Lexia and Super Phonics software to 
improve phonetic skills. Small groups of children accompanied by parent 
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From the day a child begins his/her experience at Memorial School, the process 
of understanding how he/she fits as a member of a community begins. Through 
our Social Competency program, children learn about behavioral expectations, 
the importance of belonging, the ways to include others, and methods for 
problem solving. We celebrate our understanding of good character at our 
monthly Get Along Gatherings. The children, with guidance from their families 
and teachers, have participated in two book drives collecting gently used books 
for needy schools. Each winter holiday season, classrooms collect funds and 
purchase gifts for children in need. In February, the Memorial teachers held a 
fundraiser for the "Waveland Project." Donations were needed to rebuild homes 
in the town of Waveland, Mississippi. Teachers and students gathered in the 
evening for bed time stories and hot chocolate. Over $2000 was raised for this 
community in need. In the early summer, the children participated in a can drive 
for the Medfield Food Cupboard. Collection boxes are prominently displayed so 
the children can see the donations growing. The message is, "Not only is it better 
to give than to receive. If we each do a little, we can do a lot." 

FUTURE TRENDS 

In the upcoming year, we will continue to look at curriculum. Teachers are most 
interested in building student comprehension skills. We will model through 
Interactive Read Aloud how children will need to think about the book they are 
reading and make connections to what they know. Additionally, math 
assessment will be a focus for the upcoming year. We are encouraged by the 
success of the ELA assessment results and hope to implement similar structure in 
math. We will also work with Wheelock and Dale Street staff members to 
establish the alignment and content of the social studies and science curriculum. 

Early exposure to computer use is vital to student success. As always we will 
look for ways to incorporate the use of technology in the classroom. Our goal is 
to educate children for the future. 

In partnership with district leadership, Memorial will participate in evaluating 
our opportunity to offer more full day kindergarten classrooms bearing in mind 
the needs and sensitivities of children and families. 

As my third year as principal of Memorial School progresses, I feel most 
fortunate to work with a highly qualified and motivated staff. The community of 
Medfield continues to uphold its commitment to the education of its children. 
The collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, support staff and community 
members are reflected in the successes of our students. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Andrea Trasher 
Principal 

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REPORT OF THE PUPIL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I wish to submit my Pupil Services Department report for the year ending 
December 31, 2008. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 
The student enrollment in the special education program has remained consistent 
with the previous year, ages 6-12, and slight decrease in young children. 



Students 


Dec. 1,2007 


Dec. 1,2008 


ages 3-5 


36 


37 


ages 6-17 


323 


332 


ages 18-21 


20 


21 



379 390 

Most of our children receive their services within our school system as indicated 
below: 

Special Education Figures Only Dec. 1, 2008 

Grades K-5 158 

Grades 6-8 80 

Grades 9-12 93 

Collaborative Placements 13 

Private Day 20 

Many members of the special education staff particpated in varied professional 
development workshops: topics included Wilson Reading, Response to 
Intervention and Assistive Techology. The most exciting opportunity was for 
special educators to attend the Annual National Convention of the Council of 
Exceptional Children held in Boston. 

PRESCHOOL 
The integrated preschool providers have 6 half day early childhood sessions 
servicing 25 four year old and 24 three year old children. The preschool 
continues as a voting member of the Charles River Community Partnership 
Council and is curently in the process of renewing voluntary accreditation 
through the National Association for Education of Young Children. 

GUIDANCE SERVICES 
The Medfleld guidance program works in a developmental model that mirrors the 
expectations of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for guidance. At the 
elementary level there is one counselor who works with the students at Wheelock 

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and Dale Street School. Blake Middle School has three guidance counselors who 
each work with a class throughout their time in the building, allowing 
relationships to develop. Medfield High School has 4.6 guidance counselors who 
work with students through alphabetically divided caseloads. A guidance content 
specialist works with the counselors to maintain the continuity of the program as 
students transition to different buildings. 

The guidance department at Blake remains an integral ingredient to the success 
of all students at the middle school level. The goal of the counselors is to assist 
all students in achieving academic success, healthy self-esteem, time 
management, sensitivity to the needs of others and the ability to cope with 
change. The counselors conduct group guidance classes at each of the three 
grade levels with information presented which is specific to the developmental 
needs of the students. Through the group guidance classes, individual 
counseling, and interactions with colleagues and parents, the counselors work to 
foster the personal growth of each student. Guidance updates in the Blake 
newsletter and on the website provide important information to parents and 
students on educational issues. 

The Medfield High School Guidance program focuses on the academic, social 
and emotional well being of each student. The counselors develop relationships 
with their students beginning with the transition from eighth grade until the 
students graduate high school. The office works collaboratively to ensure that all 
the students in the building receive a comparable curriculum. 

In an effort to transition the students from the middle school to high school the 
guidance counselors conduct a number of different activities. The high school 
counselors meet with the eighth graders during their advisories to open their 
Naviance accounts. These computer accounts will be an important part of the 
guidance curriculum throughout high school. The counselors meet with the 
eighth graders to discuss the options within the web-based program of studies 
and course selection process as well as conduct a transition day in June, which 
introduces students to various aspects of the high school. As students enter their 
freshmen year there is an orientation day on the first day of school. Counselors 
meet with the students to discuss the transition, four year planning, goals setting, 
transcripts and making the most of high school. Within the sophomore 
curriculum there is time spent on career exploration, interest inventories, 
resumes, and interviews. During a student's junior year the focus becomes future 
planning for post-graduation. Senior year is dedicated to the application process 
for either college or jobs and the means in which that process directly relates to 
the individual student. Additional topics for seniors include scholarships and the 
transition from high school. Some of the special programs that are supported by 
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The guidance program is continually refining the services to students and 
families. Improved communication with parents, students and teachers is a 
constant goal within the office. E-mails, newsletters and the website have all 
become increased means to communicate effectively. In addition, the web based 
tool, Naviance, has become an effective means to support the efforts made by the 
guidance office in all grades of the high school. 

SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES 
Four full-time and two half-time nurses provide services to students in pre-school 
through grade twelve as well as The Educational Cooperative (TEC) classroom 
housed at the Wheelock School. The role of the school nurse continues to 
expand as the student population faces a broad spectrum of complex health 
issues. The nurses provide health assessments (including blood presure, cardiac, 
peak flow, pulmonary and blood sugar monitoring), injury assessment and first 
aid, medication administration, field trip preparations, psychosocial support and 
referrals, as well as assisting in maintaining a healthy school environment. 

The diverse role of the school nurse also includes coordinating the care for 
children with special health care needs, writing and supporting individualized 
health care plans, participation at special education team meetings, conducting 
home visits as recommended by the school planning team, providing education 
on health issues for students, staff and parents, as well as performing state 
mandated screenings and monitoring state requirements including physical 
examinations and immunization records. 

Visits to the health offices last year included 35,976 student visits and 2,186 staff 
visits, including 263 flu vaccines administered to school staff. Additionally, over 
nine thousand health screenings were conducted, including vision and hearing, 
scoliosis, pediculosis, and height and weights with body mass indexes calculated. 
One hundred and fourteen students were referred for further medical evaluation. 
Community volunteers assisted the nurses in completing vision and hearing 
screenings in all our schools. We are very grateful for this assistance, without 
which we would be unable to conduct so many screenings in a timely way. 



PERSONNEL 
We are pleased that Ms. Kim Perry has joined our Memorial and Wheelock 
School team replacing school psychologist, Rebecca LaHaie. The Blake Middle 
School team has one new member, Ms. Barbara McClure, a special educator. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen McArdle 
Director of Pupil Services 

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REPORT OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I respectfully submit my annual report as the athletic director for the Medfield 
Public Schools for the year ending December 31, 2008. 

It is my pleasure to report that for the fourteenth year in a row over seventy-five 
percent of the student body participated in athletics. This statistic reaffirms the 
integral part athletics play in our school and the education of our children. 

My goal will be to continue to emphasize the tradition of sportsmanship, which 
has been our history here in Medfield. Fair play, competition, goal setting, team 
work, are just a few of the life lessons that athletics can teach. Athletics truly is 
the other half of education. 

We offer 27 varsity interscholastic sports to our students. This year we won ten 
Tri Valley League Championships, and 70% of all our contests. 

Boys and girls interscholastic teams were offered at three levels during the past 
year. The following is the entire athletic coaching staff by season: 





WINTER 




Basketball (Boys) 


Varsity 


Herb Grace 




Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Al Necchi 
Evan Moon 


Basketball (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mark Nickerson 
Paul Coutinho 
Jess Safer 


Cheering 




Jessica Durdel 
A. Chamberlain 


Ice Hockey(Boys) 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Junior Varsity 


George Maris 
Toby Carlow 
Rob Lynch 


Ice Hockey (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Mark Huggins 
Brian Huggins 


Indoor Track (Boys) 


Varsity 
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Brian Gavaghan 





Assistant 


Mairi Nawrocki 
Miranda Whitmore 
Melinda Tufel 


Indoor Track (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Nick Stevens 
Mike Slason 
Mairi Nawrocki 


Gymnastics 


Varsity 


Michelle Hopping 
Bill Matyskiel 


Swimming 


Varsity 
SPRING 


Vicky Buchholz 


Baseball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Matt Marenghi 
Mike Mason 
Jeff Cambridge 


Softball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


Sue Pratt 
Erik Ormberg 


Tennis (Boys) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Vincent Joseph 
Andy Delery 


Tennis (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Ross Irwin 
Kristen Kirby 


Track and Field (Boys) 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Assistant 


Brian Gavaghan 
Bernie Shea 
Mike Kraemer 


Track and Field (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Nick Stevens 
Miranda Whitmore 
Mike Slason 


Volleyball (Boys) 


Varsity 


John Hastings 


Lacrosse (Boys) 


Varsity 

Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Robert Aronson 

Michael Douglas 
Andy Pepin 


Lacrosse (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


Sara Burman 
Jason Heim 



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Freshman 


Leora Seri 




FALL 




Cheering 




Jess Durdel 


Golf 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


George Callahan 
Mark Nickerson 


Cross Country 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Michael Kraemer 
Bernie Shea 


Cross Country 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Miranda Whitmore 
Diane Lyons 


Field Hockey 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Mason 
Sue Pratt 
Lisa Bass 


Football 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Slason 
Nick Stevens 
Erik Ormberg 
Brian Gavaghan 
Vin Joseph 


Soccer (Boys) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Jason Heim 
Paul Coutinho 
Travis Taliffero 


Soccer (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Michael LaFrancesca 
Kelly Dengos 
Melinda Tufel 


Volleyball (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


John Hastings 
Margery Heim 
Amanda Altimar 



All of our interscholastic teams participate in the Tri- Valley League which 
consists of Ashland, Bellingham, Dover- Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, 
Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norton and Westwood. Medfield is currently ranked 
fourth in the TVL in total enrollment, grades nine through twelve. The league is 
highly competitive in all sports, boys and girls. Tri- Valley teams traditionally 
are quite successful in state tournament play. 



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Our athletic highlights begin with the winter season, 2007-2008. The girls 
basketball team had a 13-7 regular season record. Marissa Pendergast and Jen 
McBrien were voted first team all stars in the league. The girls qualified for state 
tournament play for the nineteenth year in a row. The girls made it to the South 
Sectional semi finals in their tournament run. Our boys team finished their 
season with a 20-0 record, good for first place in the league and lost to eventual 
State Champion Scituate in the South Sectional semi finals. Joe Richman was the 
League Most Valuable Player. Girls indoor track had an outstanding record of 5- 
2, led by senior Karyn Moss. Our boys indoor track team was 5-2 and placed 
second in the league. The ice girls ice hockey experienced some growing pains in 
its second year of play. Our girls swim team was 5-6 on the season. The boys 
swim team was 5-8 in a very competitive league. Our girls gymnastics finished 
their season at 5-6. 

The spring of 2008 was another successful season for our Warriors. Softball had 
a 3-15 record in a rebuilding year. Our baseball team finished 8-12 under second 
year coach Matt Marenghi. Our girls tennis team was 14-2 in another 
outstanding season. The boys tennis team finished 9-9 and qualified again for the 
state tournament for the nineteenth consecutive year. Boys track finished with a 
record of 7-2, while our girls track team finished 8-0-1 winning the TVL. The 
boys lacrosse team had a remarkable season. They finished with an 18-2 record 
and won the league for the eighth year in a row. The team made it all the way to 
the state finals before losing to a tough Longmeadow team. The girls lacrosse 
team had a tremendous season finishing 12-5, and qualified for the state 
tournament for the eighth year in a row. The boys volleyball team had some great 
late season wins with a young team and look forward to good things in the future. 

Fall 2008 was very exciting for our Warrior teams. The girls volleyball won the 
TVL with an 18-2 mark. The team continued its era of dominance by going on to 
beat Central Catholic in the State Finals for its third championship in four years. 
Caitlin Barrett and Melissa Haskell were selected as a Globe All Scholastic and 
MVP of the league. Caitlin was selected as the Gatorade Player of the year for 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our girls volleyball team was the number 
one ranked team in the state for the first time ever! The football team finished 
the season with a 6-5 record. The Field hockey went 12-4-2 in another 
outstanding season. Boys soccer finished their season 17-1-3, and won the TVL 
for the second year in a row. Our girls soccer program had a great season and 
finished 12-5-1 with a young team. Our boys cross-country teams finished the 
year with a 5-2 record. The girls cross country team finished in second place in 
the league with a 6-1 record. Our golf team had a 12-6-1 record. 

The annual All Sports Banquet, sponsored by the Medfield Boosters, was held in 
early June at Raffael's in Walpole. An audience of over 400 student athletes, 
coaches and parents were treated to a very special evening including the seventh 
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Laura Bok and Brian Iafolla. At the banquet, in addition to the individual sport 
MVP awards, Karyn Moss and Mike Shrum were selected as the 2007-2008 
Scholar Athlete recipients. Medfield High School's "Wall of Fame" inductees 
were Jordan Calaguire, Class of 2002 and Hillary Dunn, Class of 1999. 

Our dance team, under the guidance of Jess Durdel, was talented and creative as 
always. The night before Thanksgiving was a special event this year. We had 
our annual bon fire and celebrated our league titles in volleyball and soccer with 
a parade as the players rode on the fire trucks. A large crowd cheered the 
festivities! This was followed by our annual alumni touch football tournament. 

This concludes my annual report as the director of athletics. On behalf of all the 
Warriors, I would like to thank the School Committee, the administration, the 
Medfield School Boosters and the community for all of their support throughout 
the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jon Kirby 

Director of Athletics 



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REPORT OF THE MEDFIELD COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

PROGRAM 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

The Community Education Program continued its tradition of offering a wide 
variety of classes designed to meet the needs of our students and adult learners. 
This year the scope of the adult education program grew significantly. The 
programs now included in the community education are as follows: 

ADULT EDUCATION 

The brochure comes out twice a year and offers a diverse selection of courses 
looking to meet the needs of the Medfield community. There are four major 
categories in our brochure. They include career and financial planning, exercise, 
sports and activities, instructional courses, and a trip and travel section. We hope 
to add more courses in the future. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly 
appreciated. 

TEACHER WELLNESS PROGRAMS 

These courses were designed to relieve stress, and improve the mental and 
emotional health of our faculty. Trips were planned, professional golf instruction 
was offered, exercise classes including Pilates, yoga, and spinning were 
scheduled to meet the needs of our teachers and staff. 

INTRAMURALS 

The goal of the intramural program was to offer activities to all our children. The 
popular fun and fitness programs in the Memorial and Wheelock Schools were 
expanded. The programs in the Dale St. School and the Blake Middle School 
continued to thrive. The high school program centered on our new fitness room 
and offered activities before and after school. 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS 

These programs offered in the Memorial, Wheelock and Dale St. Schools were 
designed with working parents in mind. Programs were offered in each school 
starting at 7:00 a.m. The after school portion of our program was operated in 
conjunction with our fun and fitness intramural programs. 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE 

This program is directed by Kim Estes and operates out of the Memorial School 
during the summer months. The tradition of excellence has continued and will be 

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enhanced by a full day program this summer with the addition of Herb Grace as a 
co-director. 

WARRIOR ATHLETIC CAMPS 

A new program that was instituted this past summer was the Warrior Athletic 
Camps. This program was another way for our youth to gain access to our new 
facilities. We offered summer experiences in volleyball, soccer, basketball and 
weight training. We hope that this program will continue to grow. 

We look forward to the future of the community education program and what it 
can offer to the citizens of Medfield. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Jon Kirby 
Director 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2008 



165 



BIRTHS 2008 








JANUARY 






1/17 


Thomas E Flynn, III 


5/15 


Rebecca M Coulombre 


1/20 


Sophia G OToole 


5/20 


Evelyn R Buckley 


1/24 


Oliver T Rosenweig 


5/20 


Meigs H Dorsheimer 


1/25 


Lottie G Swirbalus 


5/20 


Elyse S Bissada 


1/29 


Isabella M LaFrancesca 


5/22 


Mitchill K Andre 


1/30 


Aleeza R Shusterman 


5/23 


Osie L Fuqua 






5/31 


Colin D Davis 




FEBRUARY 






2/7 


Wyatt A Boyd 




JUNE 


2/11 


Chase J Patten 


6/6 


Samarth H Rao 


2/17 


Stephan M Slesar 


6/11 


William D Daly 


2/21 


Jackson B Howard 


6/13 


Kamryn M Perachi 


2/27 


Elizabeth C George 


6/14 


Rachel P Kassab 


2/27 


Samuel R George 


6/20 


Andrew L Kido 






6/25 


Adam B Reilly 




MARCH 


6/28 


Henry D Lutz 


3/3 


Ella M Shahinian 


6/28 


Keenan D Sullivan 


3/18 


Henry M Stanton 


6/29 


Cara E Fredriksen 


3/19 


Ava G Pender 






3/25 


Madeline E Scheck 




JULY 


3/25 


John A Hill, V 


7/1 


Collin J Borteck 


3/25 


Makenzie S Macchi 


7/2 


Elizabeth B Hennessy 


3/27 


Max D Dunne 


7/10 


William G Morrison 






7/18 


James J McNulty, V 




APRIL 


7/19 


Shea M Hagwood 


4/4 


Megan T Dorman 


7/21 


Charles J Herrick 


4/8 


Charlotte A Wolfstich 


7/21 


Nathan J Koterba 


4/9 


Alexnder A O'Brien 


7/28 


Zoya S Hart 


4/16 


Lindsay R Barrett 


7/30 


Lily C Tocio 


4/19 


Ashley E Fessenden 


7/30 


John A O'Connell, IV 


4/22 


Julia K Molloy 






4/23 


Emily E Fontana 




AUGUST 


4/25 


Elizabeth M Tarn 


8/4 


Matteo S Benson 


4/26 


Caroline E Murphy 


8/11 


Cameron J Hanna 






8/13 


Noah G Smith 




MAY 


8/18 


Anna E Small 


5/1 


Ariana F Dinatale 


8/18 


Joseph F Danzig 


5/6 


Elizabeth P Maley 


8/29 


Taylor R Coughlin 


5/7 


Hadley C Rubino 






5/9 


Brian T Watts 




SEPTEMBER 


5/10 


Patrick G Cloney 


9/2 


Aidan D Vieira 


5/10 


Shane A Cloney 


9/11 


Katherine L Kenworthy 



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9/20 


Owen H Marsette 


9/22 


Daniel J Duggan, Jr 




OCTOBER 


10/4 


Zachary M Rubin 


10/7 


Brendan G O'Connor 


10/8 


Annie C Fratolillo 


10/10 


Alexis C Guindon 


10/10 


Erin E Mclnerney 


10/15 


Joseph J Chechile 


10/19 


Jackson J Perschy 


10/21 


Morganne E Kilmer 


10/25 


Newell H Becker 


10/31 


James B Waters 




NOVEMBER 


11/4 


Samantha K Cousineau 


11/24 


Abigail S Fisch 




DECEMBER 


12/5 


Lauren A Baer 


12/11 


Jack V Blake 


12/30 


Kailey A Leonard 



167 



MARRIAGES 2008 





JANUARY 


8/16 


Kate M Mawhinney 


1/26 


Maria Q DosSantos 




Matthew G Holmes 




Allan G Marshall 


8/23 


Michael T Acconcia 
Shannon M Sullivan 




FEBRUARY 


8/23 


Scott D Andrews, Jr 


2/1 


Elizabeth A Daniels 
Paul Shabanoff 




Tanya N Reichert 


2/19 


Marcus Schneemann 




SEPTEMBER 




Maria S Lopez 


9/19 


Yevgeniy M Zeyger 
Evgenia V Suvorova 




MARCH 


9/20 


Christina K Mone 


3/28 


Tiffany N Kinder 




Philip J Fogli 




Frans J Weterrings III 


9/28 


Michael S Lowry 
Melissa P Kelcourse 




APRIL 






4/19 


Jane M McGrory 




OCTOBER 




Paul Chadason 


10/12 


Greta K Hill 


4/25 


W James Allshouse 




Anne T Masters 




Caroline L Johnson 


10/18 


Kendra M Callahan 


4/27 


Melvin Smith, Jr 
Mary P Wallace 




Joseph M Lee 
DECEMBER 




JUNE 


12/6 


Luanne M Garrubbo 


6/6 


Scott D Fletcher 
Crystal L Davison 




Michael Perrera 


6/14 


Jeffrey T Mohan 
Sara M Schwartz 






6/20 


Tomas H Persson 
Jenna M Berstein 

JULY 






7/19 


Lawrence M Krasner 
Kathryn L Odermatt 






7/27 


Thomas N Pickering 
Katelyn M Brown 

AUGUST 






8/9 


Christopher C Perachi 
Brenda E Sartori 







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DEATHS 2008 








JANUARY 


7/10 


William A Seeglitz 


1/11 


Marie G Lamont 


7/10 


Walter B McCarthy 


1/16 


Thomas J McQuillan 


7/21 


Thomas W Reinken 






7/30 


Mary-Carol M Herbert 




FEBRUARY 






2/2 


Cornelia M Pickett 




AUGUST 


2/4 


Carol A Baer 


8/3 


Ann M DePari 


2/6 


Margaret Ninos 


8/4 


Helen V Griffin 


2/17 


Elizabeth R Graham 


8/30 


Virginia N Mills 


2/20 


William M Jose 






2/28 


Walter E Clancy 




SEPTEMBER 


2/28 


Roger A Laakso 


9/4 


Susanna K Burgett 






9/19 


John W Daly 




MARCH 


9/24 


Esther D Symmes 


3/3 


Ann C Deering 


9/25 


Shirley C English 


3/4 


Harry J Ogrinc 






3/6 


Dennis J Toubeau 




OCTOBER 


3/10 


Walter Zalinsky 


10/9 


Sylvia B Tibbetts 


3/20 


Patrick D Gudaitis 


10/13 


James A Dumas, Jr 


3/21 


James P Morgan 


10/19 


Thomas S McLoughlin 






10/26 


Lisa R Palermo 




APRIL 


10/29 


Anne O'Brien 


4/3 


Melvin J Urban 






4/24 


Dorohy B McMurtrie 




NOVEMBER 






11/4 


Robert W Woods, Jr 




MAY 


11/4 


Judith I Sparrow 


5/4 


Charles H Sullivan 


11/7 


Ruth T Connolly 


5/8 


Margaret E Connolly 


11/8 


Mary F Hodge 


5/18 


Andrea C Angell 


11/23 


Josephine S Merlino 


5/18 


Patricia M Silver 




DECEMBER 




JUNE 


12/1 


Alexandra Priovolos 


6/2 


Stephen Y Wong 


12/6 


Elmer O Portmann, Jr 


6/12 


June A Connors 


12/10 


Millard H Navratil 


6/23 


Young Kim 


12/10 


Graham G Carter 






12/12 


Mary A Welch 




JULY 


12/13 


Therese V Shields 


7/6 


Kathleen A Ellis 


12/14 


Helen Bodozian 


7/6 


Helen E Glynn 







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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

WARRANT FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

FEBRUARY 5, 2008 

Norfolk, SS 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Medfield 

GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify and warn 
the inhabitants of the Town of Medfield who are qualified to vote in Primaries to 
vote at Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 at the Ralph Wheelock School Gym, Elm Street, on 
TUESDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2008 from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 
P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the Presidential Primary for the candidates of political 
parties for the following offices: 

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE . . . FOR THIS COMMONWEALTH 

STATE COMMITTEE MAN BRISTOL & NORFOLK 

STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN. . . BRISTOL & NORFOLK 
WARD OR TOWN COMMITTEE MEDFIELD 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon, unto 
the Town Clerk at the time and place of election aforesaid. Given unto our hands 
this 8th day of January in the year Two Thousand Eight. 



Paul Rhuda S\ 
Osier Peterson S\ 
Ann Thompson S\ 
SELECTMEN OF MEDFIELD 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purpose 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places seven days 
before the date of the meeting as within directed. 

Constable: Stephen Grover 
Date: January 10, 2008 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

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Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
Town Clerk 



TOWN OF MEDFTELD 

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

FEBRUARY 5, 2008 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with the 
swearing in of the election workers present. The ballot boxes were inspected and 
found to be in working order, specimen ballots posted, voting precincts listing 
displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 
ASSISTANT WARDEN: Al Allegretto 

ELECTION OFFICERS: Michael Costa, Eric Iafolla, Ruth Chick, John Hand, 
Joanne Surette, Patricia Rioux, Rita Allegretto, Tony Centore, Barbara Reynolds, 
Jane Timmerman, Lisa Donovan, Tim Mayer, Pat Shapiro, Virginia Whyte and 
Steve Catanese 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 4,544 - 2,008 Republicans; 2,535 Democrats; Green- 
Rainbow, Working Families. 

Total Registered Voters numbered 8,1 17 - 55% of the voters voting. 

After the counting and tabulation of the ballots, the results were as follows: 



REPUBLICAN 




PRECINCT 






BALLOTS 














1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


PRESENTIAL 












PREFERENCE 












John McCain 


196 


211 


235 


182 


824 


Fred Thompson 

















Tom Tancredo 

















Duncan Hunter 

















Mike Huckabee 


2 


7 


8 


12 


29 


Mitt Romney 


286 


267 


314 


248 


1115 


Ron Paul 


13 


5 


4 


4 


26 


Rudy Giuliani 


2 


3 








5 



171 



No Preference 


3 


1 


1 





5 


Write In 





1 








1 


Blanks 


1 





2 





3 
2008 


STATE 












COMMITTEE MAN 












William E. Adams 


323 


345 


374 


308 


1350 


Write In 


1 








1 


2 


Blanks 


179 


150 


190 


137 


656 
2008 


STATE 












COMMITTEE 












WOMAN 












Danielle Fish 


291 


310 


338 


274 


1213 


Write In 


1 








3 


4 


Blanks 


211 


185 


226 


169 


791 
2008 


TOWN 












COMMITTEE 












James S Wakely 


229 


239 


299 


233 


1000 


William E Adams 


238 


289 


314 


257 


1098 


Stephen W Fosdick 


227 


229 


277 


225 


958 


Gino R Mariani 


233 


250 


289 


253 


1025 


Write In 


4 


7 


10 


8 


29 


Blanks 


16674 


16311 


18551 


14634 


66170 
70280 



DEMOCRATIC BALLOTS 












PRESIDENTIAL 












PREFERENCE 












John R Edwards 


9 


6 


10 


15 


40 


Hillary Clinton 


273 


327 


332 


330 


1262 


Joseph R Biden, Jr 


4 


2 


3 


1 


10 


Christopher J Dodd 


1 


1 








2 


Mike Gravel 


1 


1 








2 


Barack Obama 


277 


303 


311 


301 


1192 


Dennis J Kucinich 


3 


1 


1 





5 


Bill Richardson 


1 





2 


1 


4 


No Preference 


2 





4 


2 


8 


Write In 


1 


1 








2 


Blanks 


5 


2 


1 


1 


9 
2535 



172 



STATE COMMITTEE MAN 












Joseph H Kaplan 


350 


408 


401 


405 


1564 


Write In 


1 


2 


3 


2 


8 


Blanks 


225 


233 


260 


245 


963 

2535 


STATE COMMITTEE 












WOMAN 












Claire B Naughton 


363 


412 


418 


420 


1613 


Write In 











1 


1 


Blanks 


213 


231 


246 


231 


921 

2535 


TOWN COMMITTEE 












Susan Bernstein 


6 


12 





6 


24 


Barbara Bunger 


6 


11 





5 


22 


Fred Bunger 


5 


11 





5 


21 


Susan Cotter 


7 


12 


4 


8 


31 


Cynthia Crutchfield 


4 


11 





5 


20 


Eileen DeSorgher 


10 


23 


4 


7 


44 


William Dunlea 


6 


12 





7 


25 


Cheryl Dunlea 


8 


12 





6 


26 


Maureen Lifsitz 


6 


13 





7 


26 


Robert Luttman 


6 


12 


2 


12 


32 


Rayna Rubin 


6 


11 


3 


5 


25 


W. David Stephenson 


5 


13 





5 


23 


Tom Sweeney 


7 


13 





7 


27 


Write In 


9 


9 


3 


6 


27 


Blanks 


2006 
9 


2233 



23224 


22729 


88352 
88725 


NO GREEN RAINBOW 












BALLOTS 












NO WORKING FAMILIES BALLOTS 











Polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping, as prescribed by law. 



A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 



February 6, 2008 



Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 



173 



TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

MARCH 31, 2008 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with 
reading of the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The 
ballot boxes were inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots 
posted, voting list was displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 
ASSISTANT WARDEN: Al Allegretto 

TELLERS: Michael Costa, John McGowan, Ruth Chick, John Hand, Emmy 
Mitchell, JoAnn Kunz, Rita Allegretto, Jane Timmerman, Sandy Williams, 
Herbert Williams, Matthew Levin, Richard Clarke, C.B. Doub, Pat Shapiro and 
Virginia Whyte 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 2124 . There are 8,006 registered voters, 26% of voters 
voting. 









PRECINCT 






1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


MODERATOR (one yr) 












VOTE FOR ONE 












Scott F. McDermott 


490 


444 


398 


380 


1712 


Write In 





1 





1 


2 


Blanks 


130 


93 


97 


90 


410 
2124 


SELECTMEN (three yrs) 












VOTE FOR ONE 












Geralyn Warren 


142 


128 


132 


122 


524 


Christopher (Chip) Lennon 


82 


82 


43 


63 


270 


Mark Fisher 


368 


305 


299 


269 


1241 


Write In 








1 


1 


2 


Blanks 


28 


23 


20 


16 


87 
2124 



174 



ASSESSOR (three yrs) 












VOTE FOR ONE 












Francis Perry 


453 


409 


371 


340 


1573 


Write In 





1 








1 


Blanks 


167 


128 


124 


131 


550 
2124 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 












(three yrs) VOTE FOR 












NOT MORE THAN TWO 












Susan Cotter 


441 


422 


363 


340 


1566 


Debra Noschese 


423 


372 


351 


315 


1461 


Write In 





3 





1 


4 


Blanks 


376 


279 


276 


286 


1217 
4248 


JBRARY TRUSTEE (three 












yrs) VOTE FOR 












NOT MORE THAN TWO 












John Bankert 


438 


403 


352 


326 


1519 


Isobel Palson 


437 


393 


349 


326 


1505 


Write In 


1 





1 





2 


Blanks 


364 


280 


288 


290 


1222 
4248 


PLANNING BOARD (five 












yrs) VOTE FOR ONE 












Wright Dickinson 


465 


423 


374 


339 


1601 


Write In 





1 








1 


Blanks 


155 


114 


121 


132 


522 
2124 


PARK COMMISSIONER 












(three yrs) VOTE 












FOR NOT MORE THAN 












TWO 












Stephen Farrar 


451 


416 


356 


337 


1560 


Lisa Loutitt 


414 


381 


337 


327 


1459 


Write In 





1 








1 


Blanks 


375 


278 


297 


278 


1228 
4248 



175 



HOUSING AUTHORITY 












(one yr) VOTE FOR 












ONE 












Lisa Donovan 


451 


411 


360 


334 


1556 


Write In 





2 








2 


Blanks 


169 


125 


135 


137 


566 
2124 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 












(five yrs) VOTE FOR 












ONE 












Maureen Daniels 


448 


427 


362 


337 


1574 


Write In 

















Blanks 


172 


111 


133 


134 


550 
2124 


TRUST FUND 












COMMISSIONER (three 












yrs) 












VOTE FOR ONE 












H Tracy Mitchell 


475 


439 


381 


355 


1650 


Write In 

















Blanks 


145 


99 


114 


116 


474 
2124 


QUESTION 1 (CRONIN 












LAND) 












YES 


514 


443 


380 


365 


1702 


NO 


75 


71 


86 


88 


320 


Blanks 


31 


24 


29 


18 


102 



2124 

After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

April 1,2008 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 
WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

2008 

Norfolk, ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet at The Center At Medfield, located on Ice House Rd in said 
Medfield, on MONDAY, the thirty-first day of March, A.D., 2008 at 6:00 
o'clock A.M., then and there to act upon the following items: 

Article 1. To choose all Town Officers required to be elected annually by ballot, 
viz: 

One Moderator and one Housing Authority member each for a term of one year. 
One Selectman, one Assessor, two members of the School Committee, two 
Trustees of the Public Library, two Park and Recreation Commissioners and one 
Trust Fund Commissioner each for a term of three years. 

One member of the Planning Board and one member of the Housing Authority 
each for term of five years. 

and, to vote on the following question, 

Debt Exclusion Vote 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to exempt from the provisions of 
proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond 
issued in order to purchase all or a portion of parcels of land identified on the 
Board of Assessor's Maps as Lots 21 and 68 of Map 57, located on School and 
Wight Streets between North Street and Harding Street consisting of 
approximately 36 acres. 

The polls will be open at 6:00 o'clock A.M. and shall be closed at 8:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

On MONDAY the twenty-eighth day of April, A.D., 2008, commencing at 7:30 

P.M. the following articles will be acted on in the Amos Clark Kingsbury School 

gymnasium, located on South Street in said Medfield, viz. 



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Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of the several Town 
Officers for the past year. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following named sums as 
Perpetual Trust Funds for the care of lots in the Vine Lake Cemetery, the interest 
thereof as may be necessary for said care, viz. 



PERPETUAL CARE 2007 




Patrick Ryan 


$1,100.00 


John D. Gorman 


2,200.00 


Charles C. Mehegan 


1,100.00 


Cynthia 0. Blandy 


1,100.00 


Judith/Donald McGue 


2,200.00 


Joan Jordan 


2,200.00 


John A. Finase 


550.00 


Ellen M. Green 


550.00 


William P. Judge 


2,200.00 


Maryellen Valzania 


1,100.00 


Elaine Vanasse DeLuca 


2,200.00 


Joan McCombs 


2,200.00 


Ann (Bruno) Aldo 


1,100.00 


John Harney 


3,300.00 


Lorraine Lee 


1,100.00 


E. Kenneth Jennkins 


2,200.00 


Betty Kaerwer 


2,200.00 


Vincent Palumbo 


5,500.00 


Gustave H. Murby, Jr. 


2,200.00 


Stanley /Virginia Moran 


2,200.00 


William/Marilyn Carroll 


2,200.00 


Joseph E. Canty 


3,300.00 


Thomas Bonanno 


2,200.00 


Roger Lachapell 


1,100.00 


TOTAL 


$ 


(Cemetery Commission) 



It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 



Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize a Fire Alarm Revolving 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used 
for fire alarm maintenance, equipment or supplies, funds not to exceed $32,000 

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to come from the Maintenance Fee account and to authorize the Fire Chief to 
expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize an Ambulance Revolving 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used 
for an Ambulance revolving fund for payment of principal and interest costs on 
the ambulance and/or purchase of a replacement ambulance, funds not to exceed 
$200,000 to come from the Ambulance Mileage Fee Account and to authorize 
the Fire Chief to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize an Advanced Life Support 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used 
for the payment of Advanced Life Support charges, funds not to exceed $40,000 
to come from the users of said services or their insurers and to authorize the Fire 
Chief to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 7. To see if the Town will authorize a Community Gardens Revolving 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E l A to be used 
for the payment of expenses for the operation of the Community Gardens 
Program, funds not to exceed $1,000 to come from registration fees paid by 
gardeners and to authorize the Town Administrator to expend from said funds, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to authorize a Rental Income Revolving 
Fund the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E l A to be used for the 
processing of rental receipts and associated expenditures for The Center at 
Medfield, funds not to exceed $30,000 and to authorize the Council on Aging 
and/or its Executive Director to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Council on Aging) 
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VOTED: That the Town authorize a Rental Income Revolving Fund, pursuant 
to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E l A to be used for the processing 
of rental receipts and associated expenditures for the Center at Medfield as set 
out in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 



Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to accept for the fiscal year 2009 the 
provisions of section four of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986, in accordance with 
and subject to the provisions of said section four, providing for an additional 
exemption for a taxpayer who shall otherwise qualify for an exemption under 
clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43 of section five of 
Chapter 59 of the General Laws, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 
It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to raise the 
minimum value of personal property subject to taxation to $10,000, in 
accordance with General Laws Chapter 59, section 5, clause 53, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Assessors to raise the minimum 
value of personal property subject to taxation to $10,000, in accordance with 
General Laws Chapter 59, section 5, clause 53. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to fix the salary and compensation of 
the following elected officers: Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, 
School Committee, Trustees of the Public Library, Park and Recreation 
Commissioners, Planning Board, Housing Authority and Trust Fund 
Commissioners, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

Present W.C. 

Officer Salary Recommends 



Town Clerk 


$52,526 


$55,152 


Selectmen, Chairman 


900 


900 


Selectmen, Clerk 


900 


900 


Selectmen, Third Member 


900 


900 


Assessors, Chairman 


900 


900 


Assessors, Clerk 


900 


900 


Assessors, Third Member 


900 


900 


Moderator 








Housing Authority 








School Committee 









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Library Trustees 
Planning Board 
Park and Recreation 
Commissioners 

Trust Fund Commissioners 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: That the Town vote to fix the salary and compensation of the 
following elected officers: Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, School 
Committee, Trustees of the Public Library, Park and Recreation Commissioners, 
Planning Board, Housing Authority and Trust Fund Commissioners, effective 
July 1, 2008, by adopting the Warrant Committee recommendations as printed in 
the Warrant. MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend the PERSONNEL 
ADMINISTRATION PLAN and CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND 
PAY SCHEDULE, effective July 1, 2008 to read as set forth in the warrant, or do 
or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Personnel Board) 

VOTED: That Article 12, the PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN and 
CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY SCHEDULE, be approved 
effective July 1, 2008 to read as set forth in the warrant, except that the following 
position and pay schedule be added under PUBLIC SAFETY POSITIONS: 

Call Firefighter/EMT 

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 

$21.01 $21.65 $22.29 $2296 $23.65 $24.37 $25.09 $25.84 

and Treasurer/Collector be added under MANAGERIAL POSITIONS, Grade V. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN 
CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY SCHEDULE 



POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PER CONTRACT: 



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Stepl 



Step 2 



Step 3 



Sergeant 














7/1/2007 


$1,096.78 


$1,130.70 


$1,165.45 








Bi-weekly 


$2,193.55 


$2,261.39 


$2,330.90 








7/1/2008 


$1,129.52 


$1,164.45 


$1,206.24 








bi weekly 


$2,259.03 


$2,328.89 


$2,412.48 








7/1/2009 


$1,169.05 


$1,205.20 


$1,248.46 








bi weekly 


$2,338.10 


$2,410.41 


$2,496.92 








Police 














Officer 


Stepl 


Step 2 


Step 3 


Step 4 


Step 5 


Step 6 


7/1/2007 


841.04 


867.05 


893.86 


921.51 


950.01 


979.39 


bi weekly 


1,682.08 


1,734.10 


1,787.72 


1,843.02 


1,900.02 


1,958.78 


7/1/2008 


870.48 


897.40 


925.15 


953.76 


983.26 


1,013.67 


bi weekly 


1,740.95 


$1,794.79 


$1,850.2 


1,907.53 


1,966.52 


2,027.34 


7/1/2009 


900.94 


928.81 


957.53 


987.14 


1,017.67 


1,049.15 


bi weekly 


1,801.89 


1,857.61 


1,915.05 


1,974.29 


2,035.35 


2,098.29 


Dispatcher 


Step 1 


Step 2 


Step 3 


Step 4 


Step 5 




7/1/2007 


587.03 


619.70 


650.96 


684.06 


722.67 




bi weekly 


1,174.06 


1,239.40 


1,301.92 


1,368.13 


1,445.34 




7/1/2008 


603.17 


636.74 


668.86 


702.88 


742.54 




bi weekly 


1,206.34 


1,273.48 


1,337.72 


1,405.75 


1,485.08 




7/1/2009 


619.76 


654.25 


687.26 


722.21 


762.96 




bi weekly 


1,239.52 


1,308.50 


1,374.51 


1,444.41 


1,525.92 





Specialist Range 








7/1/2007 $ 522.29 


to 


$2,986.61 


Annual Stipend 


7/1/2008 $ 540.57 


to 


$3,091.14 


Annual Stipend 


7/1/2009 $ 559.49 


to 


$3,199.33 


Annual Stipend 



FIRE DEPARTMENT AS PER CONTRACT: 



Subject to Pending Collective Bargaining Negotiations 



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PUBLIC SAFETY POSITIONS 





Stepl 


Step 2 


Step 3 


Step 4 


Step 5 




Step 6 


Step 7 


Step 8 


Step 9 




Animal Control 
Officer/Inspector 


19.07 


19.63 


20.17 


20.75 


21.33 


*based on a 40- 
hour workweek 


21.94 


22.57 


23.20 


23.85 




Assistant Animal 
Control Officer 


1,900.26 


2,076.45 


2,252.65 


2,427.66 


2,607.38 


* Annual Stipend 


2,783.58 


2,958.58 


3,169.07 







MANAGERIAL POSITIONS 

Grade Level I Minimum Midpoint Maximum 

Administrative Assistant 

to the Selectmen/Town 45,020 50,763 56,505 

Administrator 

Grade Level II 

No positions at this level 50,648 56,275 6 1 ,904 



Grade Level III 
Council on Aging 
Director 

Grade Level IV 
Park and Recreation 
Director 

Grade Level V 
Asst Town 
Administrator 
Principal Assessor 
Town Accountant 
Library Director 

Grade Level VI 

No positions at this level 73,159 81,599 90,041 



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56,275 61,904 67,531 



61,904 67,531 73,159 



67,531 75,972 84,414 



Grade Level VII 



Fire Chief 


90,041 


106,923 


123,806 


Police Chief* 








Superintendent of Public 
Works 








*Receives additional 15% of base salary as a result 
Educational Incentive 


ofQuinnBill 


OTHER SALARIED POSITIONS 








Minimum 


Midpoint 


Maximum 


Grade Level I 








Outreach Social Worker 


45,020 


50,648 


56,275 


Conservation Agent 
(part-time) 


22,511 


25,324 


28,139 


Grade Level II 








Director of Youth 
Outreach 


49,172 


54,636 


60,101 



HOURLY PAID POSITIONS 



Grade 


Min 


S2 


S3 


S4 


S5 


S6 


S7 


S8 


Max 


10 


8.89 


9.16 


9.41 


9.68 


9.95 


10.23 


10.52 


10.82 


11.12 


20 


14.34 


14.74 


15.16 


15.59 


16.03 


16.49 


16.95 


17.43 


17.92 


30 


15.77 


16.22 


16.67 


17.14 


17.63 


18.13 


18.64 


19.17 


19.71 


40 


17.34 


17.83 


18.34 


18.86 


19.40 


19.94 


20.51 


21.09 


21.68 


50 


19.08 


19.63 


20.17 


20.75 


21.33 


21.94 


22.56 


23.20 


23.85 


60 


20.99 


21.58 


22.20 


22.81 


23.46 


24.13 


24.82 


25.52 


26.24 


70 


22.97 


23.66 


24.37 


25.09 


25.84 


26.62 


27.42 


28.25 


29.09 


80 


24.81 


25.55 


26.31 


27.10 


27.91 


28.75 


29.61 


30.50 


31.41 


90 


26.73 


27.53 


28.35 


29.21 


30.08 


30.99 


31.92 


32.87 


33.86 



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HOURLY GRADE LISTINGS 



Grade 10 


Grade 50 Grade 90 


Page 


Payroll Administrator Senior Foreman 




Administrative Assistant II 


Grade 20 


Circulation Supervisor 


Clerk Typist 


Equipment Operator 


Library Assistant 


Volunteer Coordinator 


Laborer 


Water Technician 


Mini-Bus Driver 




Police Matron 


Grade 60 


Special Police Officer 


Administrative Assistant III 




Children's Librarian 


Grade 30 


Park and Rec Program Coordinator 


Office Assistant 


Reference Librarian 


Sr. Library Assistant 




Truck Driver 


Grade 70 


Transportation Coordinator 


Sr. Equipment Operator 




Sr. Groundskeeper 


Grade 40 


Water Operator 


Administrative Assistant 


Tree Warden 


Elder Outreach Worker 


Mechanic 


Groundskeeper 




Maintenance Technician 


Grade 80 




Assistant Foreman 



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SPECIAL RATE/FEE POSITIONS- PART TIME/TEMPORARY 



Veterans Agent 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Registrar, Clerk 

Registrar 



Annually 

$6,891 

$2,346 

$1,357 

$174 



Police Intern 



$403 to 546 



Police- Private Special Detail 
Tree Climber 
Library Page 



29.36 

19.22 

9.50 to 12.50 



FIRE 

Deputy Chief 

Captain 

Lieutenant 

EMS Coordinator 

Fire Alarm Superintendent 



3,538 
2,123 
1,698 
1,545 
736 



INSPECTORS 

Inspector of Buildings 
Local Inspector of Buildings 
Gas Inspector 
Assistant Gas Inspector 
Plumbing Inspector 
Assistant Plumbing Inspector 
Wiring Inspector 
Assistant Wiring Inspector 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 



$27.50 per 
inspection 

5,313 

713 
1,464 

269 
4,341 

996 
2,416 

713 

27.50 per 
inspection 



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Street Inspector 14.52 per 

inspection 

PARK AND RECREATION 

Program Director $ 1 3 , 1 87 to 

15,720 
Swim Pond Director 5,492 to 7,544 

Swim Pond Assistant Director 3 ,664 to 5 ,03 1 

Swim Team Coach/Guard 3,05 1 to 4,40 1 

Assistant Coach/Guard 1 ,954 to 3,396 

Water Safety Instructor 2,32 1 to 3,396 

Lifeguard 2,208 to 3,144 

Swim Pond Badge Checker 733 to 1,132 

Swim Pond Maintenance 855 to 1,132 

Swim Pond Set-up Workers 6 1 to 2,5 1 5 

Camp Director 2,442 to 4,8 1 3 

Camp Specialists 1 ,222 to 4,764 

Counselors 977 to 2,515 

Jr. Counselor 244 to 755 

Tennis Director 3,664 to 5,03 1 

Tennis Instructor 733 to 1,259 

Trainee 7.80 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of funding the 
ry08 police collective bargaining contract. 

(Collective Bargaining Committee) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $84,628, said sum to be raised on the fy09 
tax levy for the purpose of funding the fy08 police collective bargaining contract. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of funding the 
fy07 and fy08 fire collective bargaining contract. 

(Collective Bargaining Committee) 

VOTED TO DISMISS THIS ARTICLE - MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 



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Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of providing 
additional funds for the fy08 Liability Insurance Budget, Account # 01-945-2, or 
do or take any other action in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED TO DISMISS THIS ARTICLE (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 



Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer 
from available funds sums of money requested by the Selectmen or any other 
Town Officer, Board, Commission or Committee to defray operating expenses of 
the Town for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2008, or such other sums as the 
Town may determine as required by General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 108, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: To approve the line items not on hold as printed in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce Fire & Rescue Operations-Salaries by $58,663. MOTION 
CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To approve Council On Aging-Personnel as printed in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To approve Park & Recreation-Salaries as printed in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To increase the Town Debt-Interest by $2,500. MOTION CARRIES 
(4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To reduce Regional VOC School-Operations by $1,015. MOTION 
CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To approve the Total Town Schools as printed in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

VOTED: To appropriate the sum of $48,619,973 to defray the operating 
expenses of the various Town Boards, Committees, Commissions and 
Departments as printed in the Warrant Report and/or as amended by this Town 
Meeting for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2008 and that to meet said 
appropriation the following sums be raised and appropriated on the fiscal 2009 
tax levy or transferred from accounts or funds as follows: 



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TAX LEVY $43,467,671 
SCHOOL BUILDING ASSISTANCE 
AUTHORITY BOND ANTICIPATION 

NOTE INTEREST REIMBURSEMENT $ 1 1 1 ,230 
SCHOOL BUILDING ASSISTANCE 

REIMB. 92 HIGH SCHOOL PROJ. $653,827 

MULTI-SCHOOL PROJECTS $1,183,536 
BOND PERMIUM ON 

$4.2M ISSUE 6/07 $7,804 

INTEREST ON SBAB $53,150 
CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE 

INTEREST ACCOUNT $40,000 

PENSION RESERVE FUND $ 1 00,000 

OVERLAY SURPLUS $ 1 55,000 
STABILIZATION FUND FOR ADVANCE 

PAYMENTS OF SEWER BETTERMENTS $300,000 

WATER ENTERPRISE FUND $ 1 ,260,328 

SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND $ 1 ,287,427 

sub-total (except for tax levy) $5,152,302 

TOTAL BUDGET PASSES (4/28/2008) 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from the Fiscal 
2009 Tax Levy and/or transfer from available funds and/or borrow for Capital 
Expenditures including the following: 

FY09 CAPITAL BUDGET 

REQUESTS 

DEPARTMENT PROJECT 

Board of Selectmen Document/Plan Scanning and Backup Files 

Update Software and Software Licenses for Town Hall 
Replace Existing Phone System at Town Hall 
Aerial Flyover for GIS 

Town Clerk Voting Machines 

Vault Shelving System 

Conservation Commission Future Land Acquisition and Land Maintenance 



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Fire Department 



Replace Ambulance 
Rescue Equipment Trailer 



School Department 

Wheelock 



Replace Cafeteria Floor 
Replace Gymnasium Floor 
Replace Intercom System 



Dale Street Replace Exterior Wood Trim/Columns 
Replace Exterior Windows 



Police Department 



Cruiser Replacement 

Traffic Light Upgrade 

Upgrade Computer System at Police Station 

Replace Cruiser Radios and Portable Radios 

Replace Ford Expedition 



Public Safety Mobile Data Terminal System 

Public Works Subdivision Resurfacing 

Replace Pick Up Truck for Highway Department 
Replace Cat Loader at Transfer Station 
Replace Two Sanders 
Water Enterprise Replace Ford 550 Dump Truck 
Sewer Enterprise Replace Ford 550 Dump Truck 

And that the Board of Selectmen and/or the Treasurer/Collector and/or the Board 
of Assessors and/or the Park and Recreation Commission and/or the Fire 
Department and/or the School Committee and/or the Police Department and/or 
the Fire Department and/or the Public Works Department and/or the Water & 
Sewerage Commission be further authorized to contract with and otherwise deal 
with any federal and state agencies for reimbursement of the cost of any capital 
expenditure; and to trade and/or sell toward part of the purchase price the 
following: 



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Vehicle Trade In 

1999 Cat Loader $40,000 

1989 Ford Truck $500 

1989 Ford Truck $500 

1998 Sanders $1,000 

1998 Ambulance 10,000 
or do or act anything in relation thereto. 





FY09 CAPITAL BUDGET 






APPROPRATIONS 




DEPARTMENT PROJECT REOUEST 


APPROP 


Board of 


Document/Plan Scanning and 




Selectmen 


Backup Files $30,000 
Update Software and 


$0 




Software Licenses for Town $15,000 


$12,000 




Hall 






Replace Existing Phone 






System at Town Hall $40,000 


$40,000 




Aerial Flyover for GIS $ 10,000 


$10,000 



Conservation ^ . T , A . ... 

Commission Future Land Acquisition %$Qm mjm 

Replace Ambulance (see 



Fire Department article 26/atm08) 


$195,000 


$0 




Rescue Equipment Trailer 


$7,000 


$0 


Town Clerk 


Voting Machines 


$26,000 


$0 




Vault Shelving System 


$11,675 


$0 


School 








Department 








WheelockRepl&CG Cafeteria Floor 


$36,500 


$0 




Replace Gymnasium Floor 


$70,972 


$51,000 




Replace Intercom System 


$14,482 


$14,482 



Dale StreetReplace Exterior Windows $40,000 $35,000 

Replace Exterior Wood 
Trim/Columns $21,200 $21,200 



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Police 








Department 


Cruiser Replacement 


$30,000 


$30,000 




Traffic Light Upgrade 


$30,000 


$6,500 




Upgrade Computer System at 








Police Station 


$18,000 


$0 




Replace Cruiser Radios and 








Portable Radio System 


$30,000 


$0 




Replace Ford Expedition 


$38,000 


$38,000 



Public Safety Mobile Data Terminal System $73,000 



$50,000 



Public Works 

Replace Cat Loader at 

Transfer Station 

Sudivision Resurfacing 

Replace Pick Up Truck for 

Highway 

Replace Two Sanders 

Replace Ford 550 Dump 

Water Enterpr is eTruck 

Replace Ford 550 Dump 

Sewer Enterpr is eTruck 



$146,775 


$93,500 


$30,000 


$30,000 


$32,000 


$0 


$28,000 


$0 


$50,000 


$50,000 


$50,000 


$50,000 


$1,123,604 


$541,682 



VOTED: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $541,682 for capital 
expenditures and as recommended in the Warrant Report and/or as amended by 
this Town Meeting and that to meet this appropriation the following sums be 
raised on the Fiscal 2009 tax levy and/or transferred from available funds: 

Tax Levy $400,280 



Unexpended Appropriation Funds 

Enterprise Fund 
Trade-In 
Vehicle Trade In 



$ 1,402 
$ 99,000 

$40,000 
$ 1,000 



Total Additional Funds 



$141,402 



and that the Board of Selectmen and/or the Treasurer/Collector and/or the Fire 
Chief and/or the School Committee and/or the Police Department and/or the 
Public Works Department and/or the Water & Sewerage Commission be further 



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authorized to contract with and otherwise deal with any federal and state agencies 
for reimbursement of the cost of any capital expenditure; and to trade and/or sell 
toward part of the purchase price the following: 

Vehicle Trade In 

1999 Cat Loader$40fl00 

1989 Ford Truck$500 

1989 Ford Truck$500 



MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of purchasing 
all or a portion of parcels of land identified on the Board of Assessor's Maps as 
Lots 21 and 68 on Map 57, located on School and Wight Streets between North 
Street and Harding Street, which land is approximately 36 acres in size; said land 
to be acquired for water supply protection pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 40, Section 39, 41, and 15B and Article 97 of the Amendments to 
the Massachusetts Constitution to be under the control of the Water and 
Sewerage Commission, except for a parcel of approximately one and one-half 
acres, as shown on a map included with the Town Warrant Report, which land 
shall be acquired for Park and Recreation use, subject to restrictions in the deed, 
to be under the control of the Park and Recreation Commission; and to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen, to borrow in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
44, Section 7, Paragraph (2) and/or Chapter 44, Section 8, Paragraph (3) of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to expend said funds, to enter into contracts with federal, 
state and/or private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, state and/or 
private grants and/or donations to accomplish said purposes, or do or take any 
other action in relation thereto. 

(Water & Sewerage Commission, Board of Selectmen, Conservation 
Commission and Planning Board) 

VOTED: That the Town Appropriate $3,000,000 for the purpose of purchasing 
all or a portion of parcels of land identified on the Board of Assessor's Maps as 
Lots 21 and 68 of Map 57, located on School and Wight Streets Between North 
Street and Harding Street, which land is approximately 36 acres in size; said land 
to be acquired for water supply protection pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 40, Section 39B, 41, and 15B and Article 97 of the Amendments 
to the Massachusetts Constitution and to be under the control of the Water and 
Sewerage Commission, except for a parcel of approximately one and one-half 
acres, as shown on a map included with the Town Warrant Report, which land to 
be acquired for Park and Recreation use, subject to restrictions in the deed, shall 

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to be under the control of the Park and Recreation Commission and to meet a 
portion of said appropriation the following sums be transferred from unexpended 
appropriation balances and/or transferred from the Conservation Trust Fund as 
listed below: 

Transfers from the following appropriations: 

Article 22, 2001 Annual Town Meeting (Causeway Street Water Main) 

$127,831.87 
Article 15, 2003 Annual town Meeting (Forest Street Water Main) 

$15,990.80 
Article 30, 2005 Annual Town Meeting (Well #3 Repairs) 

$608,991.84 
Article 43, 1995 Annual Town Meeting (Quail Run land acquisition) 

$56,000.00 
Article 6, 1996 Annual Town Meeting (Quail Run Reauthorization) 

$59,499.03 

Sub-total Appropriations $868,3 13.54 

Appropriation from Conservation Trust Fund $ 81,686.46 

And that the Board of Selectmen be authorized, to borrow $2,050,000 in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 7, Paragraph (2) and/or 
Chapter 44, Section 8, Paragraph (3) of the General Laws of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts and the Board of Selectmen be authorized to expend said funds, 
to enter into contracts with federal, state and/or private parties, and to apply for 
and accept federal, state and/or private grants and/or donation to accomplish said 
purposes. MOTION PASSED BY 2/3 MAJORITY (4/28/2008) 



Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of providing 
the final road surface, traffic markings and street lighting for Ice House Road, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen and Superintendent of 
Public Works) 

VOTED TO DISMISS THIS ARTICLE (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the outstanding bond 
authorization voted under Article 7 of the June 10, 2002 Special Town Meeting, 
which appropriated funds for the purpose of preparing detailed site surveys, 
construction plans and bid specifications for an adult center; and to rescind the 
outstanding bond authorization voted under Article 3 1 of the 2005 Annual Town 
Meeting, which appropriated funds for the purpose of installing a railroad grade 

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crossing and signal system on a roadway to be constructed to access Town- 
owned land off West Mill Street (Ice House Road), or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Treasurer/Collector) 
It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 4/28/2008) 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from sewer 
betterments paid in advance to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under 
Article 3 1 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 5B and as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts 
of 2003, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Water and Sewerage Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $446,387 to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, 
established under Article 3 1 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions 
of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 5B and as amended by 
Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003 for the purpose of funding the outstanding debt 
service on the sewer construction projects over the remaining life of the bonds; 
and to meet said appropriation $446,387 be transferred from the Reserve for 
Sewer Betterments Paid in Advance. MOTION CARRIES BY 2/3 
MAJORITY (4/28/2008) 



Article 22. To see of the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the 
fy08 County Retirement Contribution budget, account 01-911-2 to the Unfunded 
Retiree Health Insurance Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 
2006 ATM for the purpose of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree 
health insurance costs in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40 Section 5B as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 
2003, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $20,903 to the Unfunded Retiree Health 
Insurance Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 2006 ATM for 
the purpose of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree health insurance 
costs in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
40 Section 5B as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003 and to meet said 
appropriation $20,903 be transferred from the fy08 County Retirement 
Contribution budget, account 01-91 1-2. PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 



Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the funds voted under 
Article 24 of the 2004 Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of establishing a 

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bond escrow account to the General Fund Stabilization account, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $ 1 55,000, voted under Article 24 of the 2004 
Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of establishing a bond escrow account, 
back to the Stabilization account. PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 



Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to establish three separate Stabilization 
funds in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
40, Section 5B and Chapter 50, Section 21C, paragraph (g), as amended by 
Chapter 137 of the Acts of 2003 for the purpose of holding reimbursements 
received from the Massachusetts School Building Assistance Authority one fund 
for each of the three bond issues that were offered by the Town, so that the 
reimbursements may be applied to the annual debt service payments over the 
remaining life of the bonds, in accordance with a schedule approved by the 
Massachusetts Department of Revenue, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Treasurer/Collector and Town Accountant) 

VOTED: That the Town establish three separate stabilization funds in 
accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 5B and Chapter 50, Section 21C, paragraph (g), as amended by Chapter 
137 of the Acts of 2003; for the purpose of holding reimbursements received 
from the Massachusetts School Building Assistance Authority (SBAA); one fund 
for each of the three bond issues that were issued by the Town, so that the 
reimbursements may be applied to the annual debt service payments over the 
remaining life of the bonds, in accordance with a schedule approved by the 
Massachusetts Department of Revenue; that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to petition the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to allow the Town to 
appropriate amounts in excess of 10% of the annual tax levy to such stabilization 
funds. PASSED UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 



Article 25. To see of the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield 
Bylaws by deleting Section 26, Article II - Town Administration and Finance of 
the Town Bylaws, which prohibits the payment of salary and/or wages from Park 
and Recreation Revolving accounts, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Park and Recreation Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws by deleting 
Section 26, Article II - Town Administration and Finance of the Town Bylaws, 



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which prohibits the payment of salary and/or wages from Park and Recreation 
Revolving accounts. MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 26. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of purchasing and 
equipping a new ambulance to replace the existing town ambulance, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to trade or sell a 2000 International ambulance 
for part of the purchase price, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $195,000 for the purpose of purchasing 
and equipping a new ambulance to replace the existing town ambulance, and to 
meet said appropriation $125,000 be transferred from the Ambulance Mileage 
Fee Account, $60,000 be transferred from the Stabilization Fund and $10,000 be 
raised from the proceeds of the trade-in or sale of the existing ambulance; 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to trade or sell the 2000 International 
ambulance; and replace the Stabilization Fund monies with revenues from the 
Ambulance Mileage Fee account up to $60,000, as they are received. MOTION 
CARRIES BY 2/3 VOTE (4/28/2008) 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of preparing 
final design plans and construction documents, purchasing and equipping a salt 
shed and undertaking site work and utility installation in preparation for 
replacement of the Department of Public Works Town Garage, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 



VOTED: That the Town appropriate $1,094,686, for the purpose of preparing 
final design plans and construction documents, purchasing and equipping a salt 
shed and undertaking site work and utility installation in preparation for 
replacement of the Department of Public Works Town Garage and to meet said 
appropriation funds be transferred from unexpended appropriation balances, and 
appropriated from Chapter 90 Highway funds as follows: 

Article 33 1997 Annual Town Meeting (Stagecoach Sewers) $3,605.02 

Article 3 1 1998 Annual Town Meeting (Maplewood Sewers) $70,169.76 

Article 1, 1999 Special Town Meeting (Indian Hill, etc. Sewers) $218,160.10 

Article 3, 1998 Special Town Meeting (Nauset etc. Sewers) $288,079. 12 

Article 13, 1999 Annual Town Meeting (Hydoseed Landfill) $14,672.00 

Sub-total Appropriation transfers 4594,686.00 

Comm of Mass Chapter 90 Highway Funds $500,000.00 

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said funds to be expended under the direction of the Superintendent of Public 
Works and that Superintendent of Public Works, with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, be authorized to expend said funds, to enter into contracts with 
federal, state and/or private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, state 
and/or private grants and/or donations to accomplish said purposes. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of preparing 
final design plans and construction documents, including soils and site studies, 
for a new Park and Recreation facility, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Park & Recreation Commission) 

VOTE: TfflS ARTICLE DID NOT PASS BY 2/3 VOTE - YES-321 NO- 
165 TOTAL 485 = 66.18% (4/28/2008) 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of preparing a 
preliminary study of a new and/or expanded police/fire station, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief Chief of Police) 

VOTED: To appropriate $100,000, said sum to be raised on the fy09 tax levy, 
for the purpose of preparing a preliminary study of a new and/or expanded 
police/fire station. MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of painting the 
Town Clock and/or clock tower and making necessary repairs and or safety 
improvements as may be necessary, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $10,000, said sum to be raised on the fy07 
tax levy for the purpose of painting the Town Clock and/or clock tower and 
making necessary repairs and/or safety improvements as may be necessary. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 31. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the 
construction of the Town of Medfield Infiltration and Inflow Reduction Project 
(SRF 08-3102), to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by 
borrowing from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust or 
otherwise; or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

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(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That $1,009,030 is appropriated for the purpose of financing the 
construction of the Town of Medfield Infiltration and Inflow Reduction Project 
(SRF 08-3102) including without limitation all costs thereof as defined in Section 
1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; that to meet this appropriation the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized 
to borrow $1,009,030 and issue bonds or notes therefore under Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws or any other enabling 
authority; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the Town 
unless the Treasurer/Collector with the approval of the Board of Selectmen 
determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and may be secure 
by local system revenues , as defined in section 1 of Chapter 29C; that the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is authorized to 
borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution 
Abatement Trust established pursuant to Chapter 29C and in connection 
therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or security agreement with the Trust 
and otherwise to contract with the Trust and the Department of Environmental 
Protection with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for 
the project or for the financing thereof; and that the Superintendent of the 
Department of Public Works or other appropriate local body or official is 
authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the Department of 
Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the project, and to 
take any other action necessary to carry out the project. CARRIES BY A 2/3 
VOTE (4/28/2008) 

Article 32. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, in 
consultation with the Conservation Commission, to solicit proposals from 
qualified persons or entities to conduct farming and or other conservation related 
activities on a portion or portions of Town-owned land off Plain Street, known as 
Holmquist Farm Conservation Land, identified on the Board of Assessor's maps 
as Lots 4,5,8,9 and 14 of Map 12 and to enter into a lease or leases for up to ten 
years, for said purpose(s) upon such terms and conditions as the Board of 
Selectmen determine to be in the Town's best interests, or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Conservation Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, in consultation with 
the Conservation Commission, to solicit proposals from qualified persons or 
entities to conduct farming and or other conservation related activities on a 
portion or portions of Town-owned land off Plain Street, known as Holmquist 
Farm Conservation Land, identified on the Board of Assessor's maps as Lots 
4,5,8,9 and 14 of Map 12 and to enter into a lease or leases for up to ten years, 
for said purpose(s) upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen 



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determine to be in the Town's best interests. PASSES UNANIMOUS 
(4/28/2008) 

Article 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield Zoning 
Bylaw, Section 14.13 Site Plan Approval by Planning Board by striking 
Subsection 14.13.1 as presently written and replacing it as follows: 

14.13.1 No Building, except a single-family residence, shall be 
constructed or expanded in ground area, no residential use shall 
be changed to a nonresidential use, and no nonresidential use 
shall be changed to another, substantially different, 
nonresidential use except in conformance with this Section 
14.13. For purposes of the preceding sentence, it shall be the 
Planning Board which makes the determination whether a 
proposed nonresidential use is substantially different from the 
existing nonresidential use. A one-time only construction 
contained within a total ground floor area not exceeding 500 
square feet is exempt from the provisions of this paragraph. 
The Planning Board shall adopt and from time to time shall 
amend rules and fee schedules relative to the issuance of Site 
Plan Approval and shall file a copy of said rules and fee 
schedules in the office of the Town Clerk, or do or act anything 
in relation thereto. 

(Planning Board) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Zoning Bylaw, Section 
14.13 Site Plan Approval by Planning Board by striking Subsection 14.13.1 as 
presently written and replacing it as follows: 

14.13.1 No Building, except a single-family residence, 
shall be constructed or expanded in ground area, no 
residential use shall be changed to a non-residential 
use, and no non-residential use shall be changed to 
another, substantially different, non-residential use 
except in conformance with this Section 14.13. For 
purposes of the preceding sentence, it shall be the 
Planning Board which makes the determination 
whether a proposed non-residential use is 
substantially different from the existing non- 
residential use. A one-time only construction 
contained within a total ground floor area not 
exceeding 500 square feet is exempt from the 
provisions of this paragraph. The Planning Board 
shall adopt and from time to time shall amend rules 
and fee schedules relative to the issuance of Site 

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Plan Approval and shall file a copy of said rules 
and fee schedules in the office of the Town Clerk. 
MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield Zoning 
Bylaw, Section 2.1.22 Floor Area, Net by adding the word "including basement 
areas" to the end of the first sentence and by deleting the word "cellars" from the 
second sentence, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Planning Board) 

VOTED: that the Town amend the Town of Medfield Zoning Bylaw, Section 
2.1.22 Floor Area, Net by adding the word "including basement areas" to the end 
of the first sentence and by deleting the word "cellars" from the second sentence. 
MOTION PASSED BY 2/3 VOTE (4/28/2008) 



Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw, Section 
5.4.4.12 Miscellaneous Business Offices and Services by changing the "no" in 
the I-E column to "PB", or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Planning Board) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Zoning Bylaw, Section 5.4.4.12 
Miscellaneous Business Offices and Services by changing the "no" in the I-E 
column to "PB". MOTION PASSED BY 2/3 VOTE (4/28/2008) 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to ratify and affirm that the zoning on 
the west side of Park Street from Main Street to the end of Lot 82 as shown on 
Board of Assessor's Map 37 is "Business Industrial, "BI", or do or act anything 
in relation thereto. 

(Planning Board) 

VOTED: That the Town ratify and affirm that the zoning on the west side of 
Park Street from Main Street to the end of Lot 82 as shown on Board of 
Assessor's Map 37 is "Business Industrial, "BI". PASSES UNANIMOUS 
(4/28/2008) 



Article 37. To see if the Town will, pursuant to Paragraph (2), Chapter 82A of 
the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts vote to designate the 
Board of Selectmen as the means by which the Town shall designate the Board or 
Officer to issue permits for the purpose of creating a trench, as that term is 
defined by Chapter 82A, Paragraph (4) of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and 520 Code of Massachusetts Regulations, 
Section 14.00, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 



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(Town Counsel) 

VOTED: That the Town, pursuant to Paragraph (2), Chapter 82A of the General 
Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts vote to designate the Board of 
Selectmen as the means by which the Town shall designate the Board or Officer 
to issue permits for the purpose of creating a trench, as that term is defined by 
Chapter 82A, Paragraph (4) of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and 520 Code of Massachusetts Regulations, Section 14.00. 
PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 



Article 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield 

Bylaws, 

Article II Town Administration and Finance , by adding a new section as follows: 

Section 27. Whenever a decision of the Planning Board, 
Zoning Board of Appeals or Conservation Commission 
provides for the conveyance of land, or any interest therein, 
to the Town for nominal consideration, the Board of 
Selectmen is authorized to accept said conveyance on behalf 
of the Town; the Board of Selectmen's acceptance of any 
such conveyance of land or any interest therein on behalf of 
the Town at any time prior to the effective date of this bylaw 
is hereby ratified and affirmed. 

(Town Counsel) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws, 

Article II Town Administration and Finance , by adding a new section as follows: 

Section 27. Whenever a decision of the Planning Board, 
Zoning Board of Appeals or Conservation Commission 
provides for the conveyance of land, or any interest therein, 
to the Town for nominal consideration, the Board of 
Selectmen is authorized to accept said conveyance on behalf 
of the Town; the Board of Selectmen's acceptance of any 
such conveyance of land or any interest therein on behalf of 
the Town at any time prior to the effective date of this bylaw 
is hereby ratified and affirmed. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for the minimum consideration of $1.00 and upon such other terms as the Board 
of Selectmen shall consider proper, to declare abandoned that General Drainage 
Easement taken by the Town pursuant to an Order of Taking dated September 29, 
1959 and recorded with the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 3764, 

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Page 491 and shown as "Proposed Permanent Easement" on a plan entitled, 
"Plan of Proposed Easement to be Acquired by the Town of Medfield, Mass., 
Scale: 1 in. = 40 ft. Cheney Engineering Co., Needham, Mass., July 8, 1959," 
recorded with Norfolk Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 1103 of 1959 in Book 
3764, Page 491, all as provided in G.L. Chapter 40, Section 15, and further, to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept, in replacement of and in 
consideration of said abandonment and for nominal stated consideration, the 
several drainage easements shown on the plan entitled, "Hammant Farm Layout 
Definitive Subdivision Plan of Land in Medfield, MA,. Scale: 1" = 40', Date: 
March 21, 2005, Merrikin Engineering, LLP," ("Plan"), which plan is recorded 
with the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 58 of 2006 in Plan Book 
560, all of said easements being shown on said plan as "Prop. 25' Wide Drain 
Ease.," "Prop. Drain Easement," and "Prop. 20' Drain Ease." running over and 
across Lots 2 and 3 on said Plan, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Counsel) 

VOTED: TO PASS THIS ARTICLE AS SET OUT IN THE WARRANT. 
PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/28/2008) 

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised, for the purpose of making 
repairs and improvements to the baseball and softball fields at the Ralph 
Wheelock School and at the Thomas A. Blake Middle School/Amos Clark 
Kingsbury High School complex, said funds to be expended under the direction 
of the Medfield School Committee and/or Superintendent of Schools, or do or 
act anything in relation thereto. 

(Citizen Petition) 

VOTED TO DISMISS THIS ARTICLE - MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $20,000 to conduct a 
feasibility study for the construction of a sidewalk on North Street from Winter 
Street to the Dover line to include shoulders and a sidewalk. 

(Citizen Petition) 

THIS ARTICLE FAILES TO PASS (4/28/2008) 

Article 42. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to use a 
sum of money from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for 
the fiscal year 2009, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Assessors to use $700,000 from 
free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for the fiscal year 2009. 
MOTION CARRIES (4/28/2008) 

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And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in 
the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, fourteen days at least 
before the time of holding said Election and Town Meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, 
unto the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Election and Town Meeting 
aforesaid. Given unto our hands this 1 1th day of March, Two Thousand Eight. 

Paul B. Rhuda, Chairman S\ 
Osier L. Peterson S\ 
Ann B. Thompson S\ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purpose 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places fourteen days 
before the date of the election and meeting as within directed. 



Constable of Medfield: Andrew Clark S\ 
Date: March 12, 2008 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A Mayer, S\, CMC, CMMC 
Town Clerk 
May 6, 2008 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION 

JUNE 2, 2008 

Norfolk,ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in Town elections by 
ballot at the Adult Community Center, 1 Ice House Rd in said Medfield, on 
MONDAY the 2nd day of JUNE, A.D., 2008, at 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 
following questions: 



PROPOSITION 2 % OPERATIONAL OVERRIDE QUESTION 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional $850,000 in real 
estate and personal property taxes for the general operating expenses of the 
various Town and School Departments for the fiscal year beginning July first, 
two thousand and eight? 

YES NO 



And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in 
the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, fourteen days at least 
before the time of holding said Election. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, 
unto the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given 
unto our hands this 6 th day of May, Two-Thousand and Eight. 

Osier Peterson,S\ 
Ann Thompson, S\ 
Mark Fisher, S\ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the 
purposes named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places 
seven days before the date of the elections as within directed. 



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Constable: Larz Anderson 
Date: May 7, 2008 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC, CMMC 
Town Clerk 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION 

JUNE 2, 2008 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with 
reading of the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The 
ballot boxes were inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots 
posted, voting list was displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 

TELLERS: Mike Costa, Ruth Chick, Emmy Mitchell, Lisa Donovan, Sandy 
Williams, Herbert Williams, Tim Mayer and Virginia Whyte 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 1612. There are 8047 registered voters, 20% of voters voting. 

PRECINCT 



QUESTION 1 - PROP 2 Vi 












OPERATIONAL 












OVERIDE 


1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


Yes 


246 


264 


257 


266 


1033 


No 


168 


132 


136 


143 


579 
1612 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

June 3, 2008 

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

STATE PRIMARY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 

SS. Norfolk 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Medfield: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn 
the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in elections to vote at 
Precinct 1, 2, 3, 4, at the Adult Community Center, Ice House Rd. in said 
Medfield, on TUESDAY, THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2008, 
from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following offices: 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH 

REPRESENTATIVE IN 9 th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 

CONGRESS 

COUNCILLOR Second DISTRICT 

SENATOR IN THE GENERAL NORFOLK & BRISTOL 

COURT DISTRICT 

REPRESENTATIVE IN THE Ninth & Thirteenth NORFOLK 

GENERAL COURT DISTRICT 

REGISTER OF PROBATE NORFOLK COUNTY 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NORFOLK COUNTY 

COUNTY TREASURER NOROLK COUNTY 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon at the 
time and place of said voting. Given under our hands this 19th day of August 
2008. 



Osier Peterson S/ 

Ann Thompson S/ 

Mark Fisher 

SELECTMEN OF MEDFIELD 

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By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purpose 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places seven days 
before the date of the meeting as within directed. 

Constable: Larz Anderson S/ 
Date: August 20, 2008 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

STATE PRIMARY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with 
reading of the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The 
ballot boxes were inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots 
posted, voting list was displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 
ASST. WARDEN: Angelo Allegretto 

TELLERS: Mike Costa, Sue Munroe, Ruth Chick, John Hand, Jo Ann Kunz, Rita 
Allegretto, Jane Timmerman, Lisa Donovan, David Foulsham, Richard Clarke, 
Pat Shapiro, Virginia Whyte, Steve Catanese, Mary Dugan and Muffy Smick 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 725 - Democrat - 635, Republican - 90, Green Rainbow - 0, 
Working Families - 0. There are 8,194 registered voters, 1 1% of voters voting. 





PRECINCT 








DEMOCRAT 


1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


SENATOR IN CONGRESS 












vote for ONE 












John F. Kerry 


112 


100 


96 


94 


402 


Edward J. O'Reilly 


58 


66 


51 


55 


230 


Write In 

















Blanks 


1 





2 





3 
635 



208 



REPRESENTATIVE IN 
CONGRESS vote for 
ONE 

Stephen F. Lynch 128 121 103 111 463 

Write In 10 1 2 

Blanks 43 44 46 37 170 

635 
COUNCILLOR vote for ONE 

Kelly A. Timilty 111 97 82 96 386 

Robert L. Jubinville 35 35 44 36 150 

Write In 

Blanks 25 34 23 17 99 

635 
SENATOR IN GENERAL 
COURT vote for ONE 

James E. Timilty 125 111 96 102 434 

Write In 2 2 4 

Blanks 46 53 53 45 197 

635 
REPRESENTATIVE IN 
GENERAL COURT vote for 

ONE 
Lida E. Harkins (P 1 & 2) 126 119 245 

Write In 1 1 

Blanks 44 47 91 

337 

REGISTER OF PROBATE 

vote for ONE 

Patrick W. McDermott 119 105 87 92 403 

Write In 

Blanks 52 61 62 57 232 

635 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

vote for not more than TWO 

John M. Gillis 

Francis W. O'Brien 

Write In 

Blanks 



78 


82 


61 


68 


289 


107 


98 


81 


88 


374 

















157 


152 


156 


142 


607 
1270 



209 



COUNTY TREASURER vote 
for ONE 
Joseph A. Connolly 119 103 85 92 399 

Write In 

Blanks 52 63 64 57 236 

635 
REPUBLICAN 
SENATOR IN CONGRESS 
vote for ONE 
Jeffrey K. Beatty 29 19 23 16 86 

Write In 

Blanks 4 4 

90 
REPRESENTATIVE IN 
CONGRESS vote for ONE 

Write In 111 3 

Blanks 32 18 22 15 87 

90 
COUNCILLOR vote for ONE 

Write In 10 1 

Blanks 32 19 22 16 89 

90 



SENATOR IN GENERAL 
COURT vote for ONE 



John W. Rockwood, Sr. 


30 


19 


20 


15 


Write In 














Blanks 


2 





3 


1 


REPRESENTATIVE IN 










GENERAL COURT vote for 










ONE 










Richard J. Ross (P 3 & 4) 






23 


16 


Write In 












Blanks 












REGISTER OF PROBATE 










vote for ONE 










Write In 








1 





Blanks 


32 


19 


22 


16 


:OUNTY TREASURER vote 










for ONE 










Write In 








1 





Blanks 


32 


19 


22 


16 



84 

6 

90 



39 



39 



1 
89 
90 



1 
89 
90 



210 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER 
vote for not more than TWO 

Thomas E. Gorman 28 17 20 15 80 

Write In 

Blanks 36 21 26 17 100 

180 
NO GREEN RAINBOW 

NO WORKING FAMILIES 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

September 17, 2008 



211 



QUESTION 1: LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008? 

SUMMARY 

This proposed law would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 
2.65% for all categories of taxable income for the tax year beginning on or after 
January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax years beginning on or 
after January 1, 2010. 

The personal income tax applies to income received or gain realized by 
individuals and married couples, by estates of deceased persons, by certain 
trustees and other fiduciaries, by persons who are partners in and receive income 
from partnerships, by corporate trusts, and by persons who receive income as 
shareholders of "S corporations" as defined under federal tax law. The proposed 
law would not affect the tax due on income or gain realized in a tax year 
beginning before January 1, 2009. 

The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the 
other parts would stay in effect. 

A YES VOTE would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 2.65% for the 
tax year beginning on January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax 
years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. 
A NO VOTE would make no change in state income tax laws. 



QUESTION 2: LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008? 

SUMMARY 

This proposed law would replace the criminal penalties for possession of 
one ounce or less of marijuana with a new system of civil penalties, to be 
enforced by issuing citations, and would exclude information regarding this civil 
offense from the state's criminal record information system. Offenders age 1 8 or 
older would be subject to forfeiture of the marijuana plus a civil penalty of $100. 
Offenders under the age of 18 would be subject to the same forfeiture and, if they 
complete a drug awareness program within one year of the offense, the same 
$100 penalty. 

Offenders under 18 and their parents or legal guardian would be notified 
of the offense and the option for the offender to complete a drug awareness 
program developed by the state Department of Youth Services. Such programs 
would include ten hours of community service and at least four hours of 
instruction or group discussion concerning the use and abuse of marijuana and 
other drugs and emphasizing early detection and prevention of substance abuse. 

The penalty for offenders under 18 who fail to complete such a program 
within one year could be increased to as much as $1,000, unless the offender 
showed an inability to pay, an inability to participate in such a program, or the 
unavailability of such a program. Such an offender's parents could also be held 

212 



liable for the increased penalty. Failure by an offender under 17 to complete 
such a program could also be a basis for a delinquency proceeding. 

The proposed law would define possession of one ounce or less of 
marijuana as including possession of one ounce or less of tetrahydrocannibinol 
("THC"), or having metabolized products of marijuana or THC in one's body. 

Under the proposed law, possessing an ounce or less of marijuana could 
not be grounds for state or local government entities imposing any other penalty, 
sanction, or disqualification, such as denying student financial aid, public 
housing, public financial assistance including unemployment benefits, the right 
to operate a motor vehicle, or the opportunity to serve as a foster or adoptive 
parent. The proposed law would allow local ordinances or bylaws that prohibit 
the public use of marijuana, and would not affect existing laws, practices, or 
policies concerning operating a motor vehicle or taking other actions while under 
the influence of marijuana, unlawful possession of prescription forms of 
marijuana, or selling, manufacturing, or trafficking in marijuana. 

The money received from the new civil penalties would go to the city or 
town where the offense occurred. 

A YES VOTE would replace the criminal penalties for possession of one ounce 
or less of marijuana with a new system of civil penalties. 

A NO VOTE would make no change in state criminal laws concerning 
possession of marijuana. 

QUESTION 3: LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008? 

SUMMARY 

This proposed law would prohibit any dog racing or racing meeting in 
Massachusetts where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of 
dogs occurs. 

The State Racing Commission would be prohibited from accepting or 
approving any application or request for racing dates for dog racing. 

Any person violating the proposed law could be required to pay a civil 
penalty of not less than $20,000 to the Commission. The penalty would be used 
for the Commission's administrative purposes, subject to appropriation by the 
state Legislature. All existing parts of the chapter of the state's General Laws 
concerning dog and horse racing meetings would be interpreted as if they did not 
refer to dogs. 

These changes would take effect January 1, 2010. The proposed law 
states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in 
effect. 

A YES VOTE would prohibit dog races on which betting or wagering occurs, 
effective January 1, 2010. 
A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws governing dog racing. 



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QUESTION 4: THIS QUESTION IS NOT BINDING 

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of 
legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written 
recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their 
personal medical use? 



And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in 
the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, seven days at least before 
the time of holding said election. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon at the 
time and place of said voting. Given under our hands this 7 th day of October, 
2008. 



Osier Peterson S/ 

Ann Thompson 

Mark Fisher S/ 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purpose 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places seven days 
before the date of the meeting as within directed. 

Constable: Larz Anderson 
Date: October 8, 2008 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, S/ CMMC, CMC 
TOWN CLERK 



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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVTN, SECRETARY 

STATE ELECTION 

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with 
reading of the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The 
ballot boxes were inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots 
posted, voting list was displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 

ASSISTANT WARDEN: Al Allegreto, Emmy Mitchell 

TELLERS: Al Allegretto, Michael Costa, Sue Munroe, Ruth Chick, John Hand, 
JoAnn Kunz, Rita Allegretto, Tony Centore, Jane Timmerman, Lisa Donovan, 
David Foulsham, Pat Shapiro, Virginia Whyte, Steve Catanese, Mary Dugan and 
Muffy Smick 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 7293. There are 8,439 registered voters, 86% of voters voting. 

After the counting and tabulation of the ballots, the results were as follows: 









PRECINCT 




ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT 


1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTA 


AND VICE PRESIDENT 


(vote 










L 


for ONE) 














Baldwin and Castle 




3 


1 


1 


5 


10 


Barr and Root 




5 


9 


8 


12 


34 


McCain and Palin 




754 


807 


898 


805 


3264 


McKinney and Clemente 




3 


3 


2 


2 


10 


Nader and Gonzalez 




14 


5 


11 


13 


43 


Obama and Biden 




977 


988 


976 


907 


3848 


Write In 







5 


5 


6 


16 


Blanks 




27 


12 


15 


14 


68 
7,293 


SENATOR IN CONGRESS (vote 












for ONE) 














John F Kerry 




1026 


1019 


1027 


917 


3989 


Jeffrey K Beatty 




649 


702 


782 


743 


2877 


Robert J Underwood 




38 


44 


39 


39 


160 


Write in 




2 


1 








3 


Blanks 












7293 



215 



REPRESENTATIVE IN 












CONGRESS 












(vote for ONE) 












Stephen F Lynch 


1315 


1362 


1382 


1255 


5314 


Thomas Roache 





7 








7 


Write In 


20 





18 


18 


63 


Blanks 


448 


461 


516 


491 


1916 
7293 


COUNCILLOR (vote for ONE) 












Kelly A Timilty 


1261 


1271 


1277 


1170 


4979 


Write In 


5 


4 


9 


10 


28 


Blanks 


517 


555 


630 


584 


2286 
7293 


SENATOR IN GENERAL 












COURT 












(vote for ONE) 












James E Timilty 


1042 


1027 


984 


911 


3964 


Jon W Rockwood, Sr 


568 


624 


743 


678 


2613 


Write In 





1 


1 





2 


Blanks 










7293 


REPRESENTATIVE IN 












GENERAL COURT 












(vote for ONE) 












Richard J Ross (P 3 & 4) 






656 


588 


1244 


Thomas J Roache (P 3 & 4) 






1134 


1032 


2166 


Lida E Harkins (P 1 & 2) 


1281 


1299 






2580 


Write In 


13 


4 








17 


Blanks 


489 


527 


126 


144 


1286 



7293 

REGISTER OF PROBATE (vote 
for One) 

Patrick W McDermott 1193 1223 1227 1117 4760 

Write In 4 3 9 16 

Blanks 586 607 686 638 2517 

7293 
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
(vote for not More than TWO) 

JohnMGillis 570 513 534 469 2086 

Francis W O'Brien 610 568 566 529 2273 

Thomas E Gorman 522 603 638 596 2359 



216 



Michael F Walsh 


531 


582 


632 


557 


2302 


Write In 





1 








1 


Blanks 


1333 


1393 


1462 


1377 


5565 
14586 


COUNTY TREASURER (vote for 












ONE) 

Joseph A Connolly 


1193 


1216 


1213 


1111 


4733 


Write In 


4 


2 


4 


8 


18 


Blanks 


586 


612 


699 


645 


2542 
7293 


QUESTION 1 - State Income Tax 












Yes 


575 


640 


659 


627 


2501 


No 


1158 


1128 


1181 


1089 


4556 


Blanks 


50 


62 


76 


48 


236 
7293 


QUESTION 2 - Replace Penalties 

for Marijuanna 

Yes 


1112 


1133 


1149 


1109 


4503 


No 


629 


653 


697 


604 


2583 


Blanks 


42 


44 


70 


51 


207 
7293 


QUESTION 3 - Prohibit Dog 

Racing 

Yes 


991 


1025 


1052 


971 


4039 


No 


735 


742 


786 


740 


3003 


Blanks 


57 


63 


78 


53 


251 
7293 


QUESTION 4 - Nonbinding - 

Medicinal Marijuana 

Yes 


1192 


1181 






2373 


No 


402 


461 






863 


Blanks 


189 


188 






377 
3613 



217 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC, CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 
November 10, 2008 



218 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2008 



219 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL REPORTS 
2007, 2008 AND 2009 



2007 1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 

Total Real and Personal Property 4374 $2,421 ,032,930.00 



4032 


$2,312,714,604.00 





$0.00 


149 


$62,742,696.00 


48 


$25,374,300.00 


145 


$20,201,330.00 



2008 



2009 



Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 




$29,706,074.05 

$177,929.08 

$12.27 


1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 


4055 



136 

42 

148 


$2,237,692,793.00 

$0.00 

$65,640,407.00 

$26,088,100.00 

$21,731,890.00 


Total Real and Personal Property 


4381 


$2,351,153,190.00 


Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 




$30,094,760.83 

$181,053.83 

$12.80 


1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 


4074 



123 

42 

81 


$2,179,652,686.00 

$0.00 

$66,794,464.00 

$26,063,900.00 

$29,371,000.00 


Total Real and Personal Property 


4320 


$2,301,882,050.00 


Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 




$31,811,066.40 

$267,679.40 

$13.85 



220 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES 

Taxes Receivable as of June 30, 2008 



Fiscal Year 


Real Estate 


Personal Property 


Excise Tax 


2008 


$271,039.38 


$2,941.01 


$172,434.65 


2007 


5,203.15 


1,550.75 


30,196.77 


2006 


3,505.55 


1,455.60 


11,061.48 


Prior Years 


6,219.82 


1,771.01 





Tax Title 


64,947.27 







Respectfully submitted, 

Georgia K. Colivas, 
Treasurer/Collector 



221 



TOWN TREASURER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 



Statement of Cash 

Receipts Fiscal Year 2008 
Including investment returns 

Disbursements Fiscal Year 2008 
Including reinvestments 

Cash Balance on June 30, 2008 
General Fund 



$57,877,191.81 



$63,292,786.91 



$8,015,184.18 



Statement of Investments 

Pooled Investment Fund 
Investments with MMDT June 30, 
2008 



$19,613,307.41 



Total Cash, Savings and Investments June 30, 2008 
General Fund 



$27,628,491,.59 



Statement of Interest Received on Savings/Investments-General Fund 

General Fund $294,639.73 

Pooled Investment Fund* $948,483.85 

*$ 18, 136,563 SBS reimb. invested in MMDT 

Total Interest Earned in Fiscal 2008 $1,243,123.58 



Outstanding Debt Accounts June 30, 2008 

Debt Exclusion: 

Town Land Acquisition 

Sewers 

School Construction 

Library Renovation 

School Roofs 

Additional School Roofs 

HS/Middle School/Memorial Construction 

Adult Community Center 



834,500 

8,656,261 

2,500,000 

928,100 

90,000 

390,500 

26,950,000 

2,640,000 



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Non-Exclusion: 

Adult Community Center 140,000 

Town Hall Renovation $ 1 ,082,300 

Cap Landfill 427,500 

Athletic Facilities 52,000 

School Lift Installation 90,000 

Land Acquisitions 1,798,050 

Health Septic Loans (MWPAT) 49,662 

DPW 175,000 

Fire Truck 350,000 
Enterprise Fund: 

Well No. 6 670,800 

Water Treatment Plant 207,300 

Causeway Water Main 560,000 

WWTP Improvements 1 ,6 10,000 

Forest St. Water Main 152,932 

Total Long Term Debt (principal only) $50,354,905 



223 



TOWN TREASURER 

TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 

Funds in Custody of the Town Treasurer: 

Retirement/Pension $3,856,930.93 

Conservation 25,026.73 

Stabilization 412,359.87 

Special Unemployment Insurance 250,144.37 

Group Insurance .01 

Library Trusts 23,940.34 

Granville Dailey-Library 93,477.0 1 

Madelyn L. Grant Library Fund 66,264.76 

Cemetery Perpetual Care 820,6 17.39 

Gloria Lynn Library Scholarship 9,84 1 . 8 1 

Municipal Insurance 282,47 1.35 

Madelyn L. Grant Scholarship 144,642.70 

Council on Aging 2, 1 3 1 .02 

Palumbo Sports Fund 3.10 

Stabilization- Advanced Sewer Bet. Payments 2,078,346.87 

Moses Ellis Post #1 17 G.A.R 1 1,959.94 

Medfield Antiquities Trust 4,803.83 

Tri-Centennial Trust 2,890.90 

School Essay Fund 3,935.08 

Allendale Sewer Pumping Station Fund 65,5 1 8.97 

Dela Park Acres Trust 1 5 ,43 5 . 1 7 

Cedarview Acres 15,501.92 

Carruth Sewer District 5,860.35 

Maude Washburn Trust Fund 3,887.52 

Playground Trust 916.65 

Elderly and Disabled Trust 3,533.70 

375 th Anniversary Trust 1,122.64 



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Stabilization-OPEB 41,154.16 

Elizabeth Busconi Trust 22,75 1 .32 

J.M McCormick Scholarship Trust 39 A Q28.5 1 

Balance June 30, 2008 8,304,498.92 

Respectfully submitted, 

Georgia K. Colivas, CCMT, Treasurer/Collector 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 



FUND: 01 GENERAL FUND 



ACCOUNT 
BALANCE 



ASSETS 

01 101000 CASH 

01 121005 2005 PP TAX RECBL 

01 121006 2006 PP TAX RECBL 

01 121007 2007 PP TAX RECBL 

01 121008 2008 PP TAX RECBL 

01 122000 2000 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

01 122001 2001 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

1 1 22002 2002 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

1 1 22006 2006 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

1 1 22007 2007 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

01 122008 2008 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

1 1 23005 PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2' 

01 123006 PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2< 

1 1 23007 PROV FOR AB ATE/EXEMP-2' 

01 123008 PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2' 

01 124000 TAX TITLE RECBL 

01 125300 DEF TAX RECBL ch59s5cl41A 

01 126106 2006 MVE RECB-CH60A 

01 1 26 1 07 2007 MVE RECB-CH60 A 

01 126108 2008 MVE RECB-CH60A 

1 1 34002 AMB CHG BILL AG REC 

01 136000 POLICE SPEC DETAIL REC 

01 143101 2001 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143102 2002 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143103 2003 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143104 2004 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143 107 2007 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143 108 2008 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

01 143900 COMM INT SB ATTX 

01 161009 EMPL PAYRL RECBL/SCHL 

01 161010 CH SHT-NON RECUR REC 

01 161033 DF CH90 FUND-33 

01 161080 DF TRUST FD-80 



TOTAL ASSETS 



28,916,998.37 

1,771.01 

1,455.60 

1,550.75 

2,941.01 

1,437.92 

2,294.18 

2,487.72 

3,505.55 

5,203.15 

271,039.38 

-9,906.77 

-16,229.93 

-17,823.98 

-69,821.73 

64,947.27 

162,254.29 

11,061.48 

30,196.77 

172,434.65 

93,846.84 

8,108.01 

116.95 

116.95 

116.95 

116.95 

390.17 

12,450.11 

5,126.90 

4,154.10 

2,924.87 

197,331.53 

2,014.45 

29,864,611.47 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 



LIABILITIES 


01 


120000 


01 


124001 


01 


125301 


01 


126000 


01 


134100 


01 


136100 


01 


143925 


01 


201000 


01 


202000 


01 


221100 


01 


221200 


01 


222200 


01 


222800 


01 


223000 


01 


223100 


01 


226800 


01 


227010 


01 


227011 


01 


238020 


01 


238021 


01 


238030 


01 


238031 


01 


238032 


01 


238040 


01 


238041 


01 


238060 


01 


238061 


01 


238069 


01 


252000 



DEF REV-PROP TAX 
DEF REV-TAX TITLE 
DEF REV-DEFERRED TAX 
DEF REV-MVE TAX 
DEF REV-AMBULANCE 
DEF REV-POL SPEC DETAIL 
DEF REV-SPECIAL BETT 
WARRANTS PAYABLE 
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 
PAYR P-FEDERAL TAX W/H 
PAYR P-STATE TAX W/H 
PAYR P-VOL LIFE W/H 
PAYR P-MEDICARE W/H 
PAYR P-HEALTH INS W/H 
PAYR P-BASIC LIFE W/H 
PAYR P-DENTL INS W/H 
PLN BD RFDBL DEP PAYBL 
CONSVTN PROJ DEP PAYBL 
DT SPEC REV FD-20 
DT SPEC REV FD-21 
DT SPEC REV FD-30 
DT SPEC REV FD-31 
DT SPEC REV FD-32 
DT CAP PROJ FD-40 
DTSEWCAPPRFD-41 
DT WATER ENTR FD-60 
DT SEWER ENTR FD-61 
DT HEA INS INTNL SVC FD-< 
TAILINGS PAYABLE 



TOTAL LIABILITES 



-179,903.86 

-64,947.27 

-162,254.29 

-213,692.90 

-93,846.84 

-8,108.01 

-18,434.98 

-750,365.42 

100.00 

25.12 

22.26 

-967.77 

25.66 

-150,837.23 

-596.93 

-9,570.41 

-22,139.11 

-2,989.42 

-47,076.62 

-283,470.77 

-188,781.08 

-689,064.14 

-218,097.88 

-119,375.33 

-580,014.41 

-600,339.55 

-473,152.93 

-1,862,845.72 

-33,438.15 

-6,774,137.98 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 



FUND BALANCE 


01 


324000 


01 


324001 


01 


324002 


01 


324006 


01 


326000 


01 


328000 


01 


329600 


01 


329601 


01 


329602 


01 


333000 


01 


359000 



F/B R-EXPENDITURES -814,015.00 

F/B R-ENCUMBRANCE -1,078,368.14 

F/B R-RES EXP-SP ART -814,443.43 

F/B R-C APITAL BUDGET - 1 ,400.00 

F/B R-SNOW DEFICIT 1 79,952.00 

F/B R-DBT EXCL-SB REV -276,8 10.00 

F/B RES REDUC FUTR EXCL -895,596.23 

F/B R- REDUC EXCL DEBT IV -16,953,027.00 

F/B R-MSB A GR EXCL DEBT -2 1 9,67 1.85 

F/B R-EXPEND FR F C -700,000.00 

F/B UNRESERVED -1,517,093.84 



TOTAL FUND BALANCE 



-23,090,473.49 



TOTAL LIABILITIES + FUND BALANCE 



-29,864,611.47 



* FREE CASH CERTIFIED $1,393,769 



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Town of Medfield 










Fund 20 - School Grants 










Fiscal Year 2008 








Account 










Number 
20-004 


Account Title 
S-Community Partnership Gr 


Fund 
86 


6/30/2008 


s 


9,187.01 


F 


20-005 


F-Drug Free School Grant 


76 


1,197.39 


F 


20-007 


F-Title VIB-Early Childhood 


79 


1,289.00 


F 


20-008 


F-TitleVIB-941142 


77/78 


(42,959.28) OK 60 day rule 


F 


20-014 


F-SPED Supprtg Access to Curr 


74 


8,492.52 


S 


20-035 


S-Subsidiary Agreement Grant 


88 


62,211.54 


F 


20-037 


F-Sped Corrective Action Grant 


45 


- 


S 


20-042 


S-Academic Supp Serv Grant 


35 


(3,281.03) OK60dayrule 


F 


20-043 


F-Enhanced ED Thru Tech 


39 


298.90 


F 


20-044 


F-Title V Grant 


72 


27.49 


F 


20-045 


F-Teacher Quality Grant 


37 


7,038.30 


S 


20-047 


S-Circuit Breaker Progr 


83 


2,679.66 


S 


20-049 


S-Graduation Safety Grant 


46 


250.00 


S 


20-050 


S-Compass School 
Total 

add 7/2/08 cash receipts for grants 


47 


645.12 
47,076.62 

46,240.31 OK 60 day rule 

93,316.93 



Total Federal 

Total State 

Total School Grants 

add 7/2/08 cash receipts for grants 



(24,615.68) 
71,692.30 



47.076.62 



46,240.31 OK 60 day rule 



93,316.93 



229 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 21- School Revolving 

Fiscal Year 2008 



Account 

Number Account Title 



21-003 
21-004 
21-006 
21-007 
21-011 
21-016 
21-017 
21-019 
21-020 
21-021 
21-024 



School Athletic Revolving 

Adult Education 

Tuition Revolving 

Fine Arts revolving 

School Rentals 

School Intramurals(clubs) 

Substitute Teachers 

Mid Schl Interscholastic(sports) 

Community Partnerhip 

MEDF Coalition for Public Ed. 

Before/ After School Care 

Subtotal 



21-001 School Lunch 
21-012 Voluntary Local Education 
Subtotal 

Grand Total 



Fund 


6/30/2008 


21/22 


8,879.11 


24/25 


63,747.84 


27 


21,188.57 


28 


1,321.81 


41 


0.03 


23 


32,694.81 


29 


- 


20 


5,444.14 


26 


481.37 


40 


23,600.55 


19 


65,883.41 




223,241.64 




50,435.52 




6,018.89 




56,454.41 




279,696.05 



230 





Town of Med Hi-Id 








Fund 30 - Town Grants 






Fiscal Year 2008 






Account 








Number 


Account Title 

S-Police Drug Education 




06/30/08 


30-006 


$ 


764.70 


30-013 


S-Dep Compost Bin 


$ 


1,963.70 


30-020 


S-Title V Public Info. Gr. 


$ 


3,016.39 


30-024 


S-State Aid to Library 


$ 


54,351.43 


30-029 


S-DEP Recycling Grant 


$ 


9,641.54 


30-034 


S-Water Pollutn Abat-Tit V 


$ 


69,295.47 


30-042 


S-Medfield Arts Council Int. Bearing 


$ 


7,913.04 


30-070 


S-Senior Formula Grant FY05-FY09 


$ 


1.00 


30-074 


S-MAHB Grant 


$ 


275.08 


30-080 


S-Community Policing FY06 


$ 


186.96 


30-081 


F-CDC Med Res Corp 


$ 


2,578.84 


30-083 


P-MCHF Subst Abuse Gr CY07-10 


$ 


31,905.22 


30-085 


P-MCHF Pol AEDefib Grant 


$ 


122.50 


30-086 


S-COA Serv Incent Comp Gr 


$ 


152.08 


30-087 


P- Verizon I-Net Gr FY08-1 7 


$ 


185.00 


30-089 


S-BOH Emer Prep Cnslt 


$ 


600.02 


30-090 


S-Community Policing FY08 


$ 


11,217.11 


30-093 


S-DEP-Water Loss Prot 06-06 $40k 


$ 


(5,389.00) 


30-094 


S-DEP-Drinkg Wat Prot 1 8/08$500k/Sawm Brk 


$ 


(500,000.00) 




Total 




and borrowed a SAAN by 6/30/08 




$ 


(311,218.92) 




add 8/1 1/08 cash receipt for reimbursable grant 


$ 


500,000.00 and paid off SAAN 






$ 


188,781.08 



Total Federal Grants (F) 

Total State Grants (S) 

Total Private Grants (P) 

Total 

add 8/1 1/08 cash receipt for reimbursable grant 



$ 2,578.84 

$ (346,010.48) 
$ 32,212.72 

$ (311,218.92) 

$ 500,000 .00 OK 60 day rule & exp pd with a SAAN 

$ 188,781.08 



231 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 31 - Revolving 

Fiscal Year 2008 



Account 








Number 


Account Title 




6/30/2008 


31-001 


Sale of Cemetery Lots 


$ 


198,970.00 


31-002 


Cemetery Perpetual Care 


$ 


69,300.00 


31-003 


Insurance Reimb <$20,000 


$ 


- 


31-004 


Park & Recreation Revolving 


$ 


9,188.00 


31-005 


Tennis Revolving 


$ 


6,252.94 


31-006 


Swim Pond Revolving 


$ 


9,892.48 


31-007 


Fire Alarm Revolving 


$ 


15,066.48 


31-010 


Premium on Debt Exclusion Bonds 


$ 


68,412.61 


31-012 


Fire CPR Revolving 


$ 


616.53 


31-013 


Georgetown Roadwork 


$ 


3,000.00 


31-017 


Special Investigation Police 


$ 


1,589.00 


31-022 


Police Special Detail 


$ 


60,309.04 


31-024 


Conservation Fees 


$ 


6,012.50 


31-033 


Town Hall Renv Bonding Company 


$ 


19,196.29 


31-036 


Fire Arms Revolving 


$ 


7,474.14 


31-042 


Amb Mileage Fees-Billing Agency 


$ 


125,000.00 Brt26/atm08 


31-043 


Adv Life Support Fees-Billing Ag 


$ 


0.00 


31-046 


Ban Premium 


$ 


6,231.00 


31-048 


Deputy Coll Fees Ac 


$ 


289.71 


31-050 


Sew Install Engineering Study 


$ 


800.00 


31-051 


Community Gardens 


$ 


1,493.38 


31-052 


Senior Center Plan Deposits 


$ 


1,900.00 




Total 


$ 


610,994.10 



232 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 32 - Gift 

Fiscal Year 2008 

Account Balance 

Number Account Title 6/30/2008 

32-001 Cable Access Gift 

32-002 Fire Gift 

32-003 Dwight Derby House Gift 

32-004 Civil Defense gift 

32-006 Copeland Gift Police 

32-007 School/Police Safety Gift 

32-008 Council on Aging Gift 

32-0 1 1 Pondview Sidewalk gift 

32-013 Drug Wages Norwood Gift 

32-014 Historical Commission Gift 

32-0 1 5 Long Range Planning Gift 

32-016 Comm to Study Memorials Gift 

32-018 Memorial Day Gift 

32-020 Outreach Gift 

32-025 Town Meeting Gift 

32-027 Ambulance Gift 

32-028 Library Gift 

32-030 Grist Mill Gift 

32-03 1 Town Common Gift 

32-034 Library Building Gift 

32-035 Dare Police Donations 

32-038 COA TRIAD Gift 

32-039 Library Book/Materials Gift 

32-041 Kennel Operations Gift 

32-043 Arts/Cult Council Gift-Est 3/02 

32-044 Entering Medfield Sign Gift ac 

32-046 COA MACC Furn/Equi/Access Gift 

32-047 Downtown Study Gift 

32-048 Fiberoptic Gift- WAN 

32-050 Police Gift 

32-05 1 COA Driver Salary Gift 

32-052 Spr St Gas Stn Eng Gift 

Total Town $ 181,125.26 

School 
32-005 School Gifts-Fd30 
Total School 

Grand Total 

233 



$ 


100.00 


$ 


459.89 


$ 


1,000.00 


$ 


3,410.62 


$ 


7,051.24 


$ 


164.20 


$ 


17,605.50 


$ 


193.87 


$ 


742.46 


$ 


34.00 


$ 


447.00 


$ 


10,901.97 


$ 


706.06 


$ 


4,550.93 


$ 


75.00 


$ 


2,277.51 


$ 


20,170.67 


$ 


20,966.66 


$ 


2,531.06 


$ 


23,059.01 


$ 


3,550.76 


$ 


4,971.44 


$ 


24,160.15 


$ 


2,756.01 


$ 


679.00 


$ 


2,000.00 


$ 


2,995.14 


$ 


1,704.93 


$ 


15,169.15 


$ 


4.50 


$ 


235.47 


$ 


6,451.06 



$ 


36,972.62 


$ 


36,972.62 


$ 


218,097.88 





Town of Medfield 






Fund 33 - Chapter 90 






Fiscal Year 2008 




Account 




Balance 


Number 


Account Title 


6/30/2008 


33-010 


Pound St $200k $ 


(93,724.88) Expenditure driven grant 


33-011 


North+Green St Design $23 5k $ 


(60,068.30) '• 


33-012 


West Mill St $ 100k $ 


(43,538.35) - 




Total $ 


(197,331.53) 




CH90 reimb requested 8/08 and cash rec'd $ 


197,331.53 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 69-Health Insurance Internal Service Fund 

Fiscal Year 2008 



Account 






Balance 


Number 


Account Title 




6/30/2008 


69-001 


Harv/Pilg HMO Self Insured Plan 


$ 


1,421,040.03 


69-002 


Harv/Pilg Med Enh 65 Self Insured Plan 


$ 


441,805.69 


69-108000 


Deposit Held by Others-Harv/Pilg 


$ 


103,609.21 






$ 


1,966,454.93 




Less Claims Payable @ 6/30 


$ 


(948,373.93) 




Fund Balance @ 6/30 


$ 


1,018,081.00 




Less Deposit Held by Harv/Pilg 


$ 


(103,609.21) 




Fund Balance Avail for Health Ins Claims 


$ 


914,471.79 



234 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 90 - Other Agency Fund 

Student Activity Accounts 

Fiscal Year 2008 



Account 




Number 


Acccount Title 


90-311 


Dale Street School 


90-312 


Wheelock School 


90-313 


Memorial School 


90-321 


Middle School 


90-331 


High School 




Total 



Balance 
6/30/2008 



$ 


6,624.59 


$ 


2,469.00 


$ 


6,357.49 


$ 


29,913.40 


$ 


110,325.92 


$ 


155,690.40 



Respectfully submitted, 

Joy A. Ricciuto, CGA 
Town Accountant 



235 



$ 
$ 


277,540 
427,950 


$ 


40,000 



WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2008 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 

WATER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 

USER CHARGES $ 1,231,887 

TOTAL WATER REVENUES $ 1,231,887 

TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT 
ORGANIZATION CODE 60-410-1 AND 60-410-2: 

PERSONNEL 

OPERATIONS 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 
- NEW METERS 

SUB-TOTAL WATER DEPARTMENT COSTS $ 745,490 

ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 

INTEREST 01-751-2 

TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 

INSURANCE 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION 

SHARED EMPLOYEES 

SHARED FACILITIES 

SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES J 486,397 

ESTIMATED EXPENSES (1,231,887) 



$ 


167,864 






$ 


69,690 










$ 


237,554 


$ 


52,734 






$ 


44,994 






$ 


144,086 






$ 


7,029 










$ 


248,843 



ESTIMATED WATER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 



CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 

SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS $ 1 ,23 1 ,887 

APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 



FY07 WATER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 



$ 


1,231,887 


$ 


(1,231,887) 


$ 


- 


$ 


. 


$ 


1,231,887 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 



- 10,000 

10,001-35,000 

35,001 - 70,000 

OVER 70,000 GALLONS 



$26.62 

$2.31 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$3.53 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$4.96 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 



236 



SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2008 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 

SEWER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 

USER CHARGES $ 1,272,700 

TOTAL SEWER REVENUES * $ 1,272,700 

TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER DEPARTMENT 
ORGANIZATION CODE 61-420-1 AND 61-420-2: 

PERSONNEL $ 203,393 

OPERATIONS $ 548,444 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 

- INFILTRATION INFLOW $ 50,000 

- NEW METERS _$ 40,000 

SUB-TOTAL SEWER DEPARTMENT COSTS $ 84 1 ,837 

ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 

INTEREST 01-751-2 

TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 195,528 



INSURANCE 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION 

SHARED EMPLOYEES 

SHARED FACILITIES 

SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES 235,335 



$ 


115,000 


$ 


80,528 


$ 


43,883 


$ 


40,809 


$ 


145,604 


$ 


5,039 



TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED SEWER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 

CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 

SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS $ 1 ,272,700 

APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 



$ 430,863 




$ 


(1,272,700) 


$ 


. 


$ 


1,272,700 


$ 


(1,272,700) 


$ 


- 


$ 


. 


$ 


1,272,700 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 



FY07 SEWER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 

RESIDENTIAL BASED ON 75% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



- 10,000 

10,001 AND OVER 

COMMERCIAL 



- 10,000 
10,001 AND OVER 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 
$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
BASED ON 100% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 
$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 



SEPTIC DISPOSAL FEEj$l 10.00/1,000 GAL 
NOTE: FY08 SEWER RATES HAVE NOT BEEN SET. 



237 



WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 
ESTABLISHED JULY 1, 1991 (FISCAL YEAR 1992) 
UNDER MASS GENERAL LAWS, CH 40/SECTION 39K 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 

WATER 

Total Services 3,879 

Added Services 12 

Thousand Gallons Pumped 5 1 0,000 

Thousand Gallons Sold 350,305 

Water Retained Earnings - Reserved $ 301,326 

Water Retained Earnings - Unreserved $ 299,014 certified 



SEWER 

Total Services 2,447 

Added Services 26 

Sewer Retained Earnings - Reserved $ 229,964 

Sewer Retained Earnings - Unreserved $ 243,188 certified 



238 



PERPETUAL CARE 2008 



Kevin Robinson 

James Gips 

Thomas McQuillan 

Edward Campbell 

Paul and Mary Ledwith 

Ann T. Clancy 

James and Anne Morgan 

Lisa Ogrinc 

Peter and Elizabeth Bertoni 

Walter and Felicia Mello 

Kristin and Will Goddin 

Charles and Shirley Sullivan 

Janice Mercandante 

Charles and Pauline Karafotias 

William Conlon 

Michele McLoughlin 

Masoud Etezadi 

Robert Larkin 

Linda Carmel 

Jessie P. Portman 

Barry and Elaine Mandell 



$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


s 


2,200.00 


s 


1,100.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


3,300.00 


$ 


265.00 


$ 


550.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,650.00 



TOTAL: $ 36,565.00 



239 



MEDFIELD BOARD OF SELECTMEN 




Lawrence E. Abar 

1968-1972 




IT - ™~~ £ 
Charles F. Allen 

1935-1937 







k ™ W S 

R. Edward Beard 
1975-1981 




W~ ^— A 

Austin C. Buchanan 

1959-1968 




k — — — " — A 

Herbert B. Burr 

1955-1958 




% r - -is 

Kenneth M. 
Childs, Jr. 

1981-1985 



Richard G. Connors 

1964-1967 




m i u m d 

Richard P. DeSorgher 

1980-1983 




m= — —t ts 

Arthur J. Farrar 

1973-1976 




u — ! J 

Mark L. Fisher 

2008-Present 




K A 

Walter M. Frank 

1967-1970 




Robert H. Fraser 

1941-1943 




k™° —4 

John F. Ganley 
1990-1993 




k S ^ T — — A 
Charles W. Haigh 

1934-1937 
1940-1946 





Frank G. Haley 

1927-1954 




John T. Harney 

1994-2000 



240 




Joseph L. Marcionette 

1947-1964 1971-1975 

fe St 




Ik VI 

Edward R. Perry 

1963-1966 




k -^---™™-— j 

Harry A. Kelleher 

1968-1977 

n„ ___.ji 




William E. McCarthy 

1946-1955 

W ■::.:;■::■:.;:■■■: % 





Weston G. Kosti 

1970-1973 
WL ^._J1 




k __™ rj 

Osier L. Peterson 

2000 to Present 



k" "" " VI 
Sandra G. Munsey 

1977-1980 




Harold F. Pritoni, Jr. 

1988-1994 




Robert J. Larkin 

1981-1990 

m * 




k" :— ™ ;* 

William F. Nourse 
1985-1988 




k -A 

Clarence A. Purvis 
1996-1999 




k* — — — VI 

William R. Reagan 

1976-1981 




k ~~~™A 

Paul B. Rhuda 

1999-2008 



Mljfifg 



KB 



iiliil 



Joseph A. Roberts 

1954-1963 




k ' "A 

Ann B. Thompson 

1983-Present 



241 



INDEX 



Elected Town Officers 



Appointments By 




Fire Chief 


5 


Health, Board of 


12 


Moderator 


12 


Planning Board 


12 


School Committee 


12 


Selectmen, Board of 


12 


Treasurer/Collector 


12 


Warrant Committee 


12 


Town Department Reports 




Aging, Council on 


76 


Animal Control Officer/Inspector 


34 


Appeals on Zoning, Board of 


25 


Assessors, Board of 


26 


Conservation Commission 


45 


Energy Committee 


47 


Fire Department 


36 


Health, Board of 


67 


Historical Commission 


50 


Historic District Commission 


53 


Housing Authority 


74 


Inspection Department 


40 


Library Trustees 


59 


Medfield Emergency Management Agency 


33 


Memorial Day Address 


62 


Memorial Public Library 


57 


Memorials, Committee to Study 


60 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


82 


Norfolk County Commissioners 


88 


Parks and Recreation Commission 


79 


Personnel Board 


28 


Planning Board 


23 


Police Department 


30 


Public Works Department 


17 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


44 



Selectmen, Board of 15 

Town Clock, Keepers of 56 

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School 89 

Tree Warden and Insect Pest Control 8 1 

Veteran's Services 61 

Water and Sewerage Board 19 

School Department Reports 

School Committee 100 

Superintendent of Schools 1 06 

Staff Directory 108 

Director of Finance and Operations 125 

Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 127 

Graduation Exercises, High School 132 

Thomas A. Blake Middle School 143 

Dale Street School 146 

Ralph Wheelock School 1 50 

Memorial School 152 

Pupil Services Department 155 

Athletic Director 158 

Community Education Program 1 63 

Town Clerk's Records 

Births 166 

Marriages 168 

Deaths 169 

Town Meetings and Elections 

Annual Town Election, March 3 1 , 2009 1 74 

Presidential ElectionNovember 4, 2008 215 

Presidential Primary, February 5, 2008 170 

Special Town Election, June 2, 2008 205 

State Primary, September 16, 2008 207 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting, April 28, 2008 1 77 



Financial Reports 

Assessors, Board of 220 

Collector of Taxes 22 1 



Perpetual Care 239 

Town Accountant 226 

Treasurer 224 

Water and Sewer Enterprise Funds 236